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Rentrée de Napoléon le Grand dans la capitale de l'Empire français le 15 aoust 1807

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  • Title (object)

    • Rentrée de Napoléon le Grand dans la capitale de l'Empire français le 15 aoust 1807
  • Description

    Allegory on the treaty of Tilsit and the subsequent return of Napoléon to France, 1807; with Napoleon as Imperator, on rearing horse facing left, crowned by Minerva, and preceded by Fame blowing a trumpet and carrying a flag,, and by the Sprit of War, a winged putto clutching the thunderbolts; below, left, the personification of France rejoices as her saviour returns; she holds a caduceus and some ears of wheat, symbols of her prosperity; on the right, a group of Spirits representing the arts
    Stipple and etching


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  • Date

    • 1807 (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 667 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 460 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: 'Mariage del. & sculp.', title, a caption explaining the subject: 'La France épuisée par dix ans de guerre ou de dissentions domestiques...', and publication line: 'A Paris chez Mariage Graveur, Rue des Postes No.27, près Ste Geneviève et chez Bance ainé, Rue St Denis No.214' and 'Deposé à la Bibliothèque Impériale'.
  • Bibliography

    • IFF 8 bibliographic details
    • De Vinck 1909-1967 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits French Napoleon)

  • Subjects

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  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Napoleonic Wars
    • Associated Event: Treaty of Tilsit
    • Associated Event: War of the Fourth Coalition
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    Prints & Drawings

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