Exhibitions/ Art Object

Napoléon, Emperor of the French

Artist:
Designed by Alexandre Evariste Fragonard (French, Grasse 1780–1850 Paris)
Artist:
Etched by Henri Castel (French, born Grasse 1783)
Artist:
Engraved by Madame Benoist (French, active ca. 1810)
Publisher:
Published by Marcelle (French, active ca. 1810)
Date:
1811
Medium:
Etching and engraving on laid paper
Dimensions:
image: 18 1/16 x 12 5/8 in. (45.8 x 32 cm) plate: 22 13/16 x 15 3/8 in. (58 x 39.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of James Draper, in memory of Kathleen Howard, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.150.1
Not on view
Inscription: Anagramme. / Napoléon / Empereur / de Français / et roi d'italie / ainsi / cela fera / la prospérité / du monde entier.

dessiné par Fragonard fils
gravé è l'eau-forte par Castel
terminé par Madame Benoist

Tel l'astre de la nuit s'eteint devant le char
Du Dieu qui par ses feux rend la terre féconde,
Devant NAPOLEON, tel s'éclipse CESAR;
L'un était la terreur, l'autre est l'amour du monde
Donor: James David Draper
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 17, 2006–January 7, 2007.

B.N. après 1800 vol. IV, p. 157, no.1; vol. II, ;. 186, no.1, p. 196, no. 18
James David Draper, Clare Le Corbeiller The Arts Under Napoleon. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1978, cat. no. 184.



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