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- Object: Bataille d'Austerlitz
General Rapp arriving at the gallop to tell Napoleon of the defeat of the Russian Imperial Guard, with the latter on the right. 1813.
- Production date
Height: 507 millimetres
Width: 947 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- After the painting exhibited by Gérard in1810; it had been commissioned by the Emperor and for the ceiling of the Salle du Conseil d’Etat at the Tuileries in the form of a fictive tapestry being unrolled by winged female figures representing Victory, Fame, Poetry and History. It was removed after the Restoration and is now (2015) at Versailles.
For a key to the print see 1917-12-8-3071
The print was reviewed by James Elmes in "Annals of the Fine Arts", I, 1817, p.339 (information from Tim Clayton):
"Bataille d'Austerlitz. A Paris chez J. Godefroy rue Bellefond, no. 37, Faubourg Montmartre. F. Gerard pinxt. 1810; J. Godefroy sculpt. 1813.
A fine engraving in a mixed style of line and dot, from one of the best commemorations of a battle that has been painted since Le Brun; by an Englishman, whose real name is Godfrey, formerly a pupil in London of Simons who was employed on Boydell's Shakespeare and other large plates. The excellence of the plate has obtained him permission from the present Government of France to sell them without restriction."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 Feb-Aug, BM, Rm 90, Bonaparte and the British
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Battle of Austerlitz 1805
- Acquisition date
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