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The Arts Under Napoleon

The Arts Under Napoleon

Draper, James David
72 pages
40 illustrations
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James Draper

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Portrait of Napoleon I, baron François Gérard  French, Wool, silk, silver-gilt thread (26-28 warps per inch, 10-12 per cm.); gilded pine frame, French, Paris
baron François Gérard
designed 1805, woven 1808–11
Pair of candelabra with Winged Victories, Pierre Philippe Thomire  French, Gilt bronze, French
Pierre Philippe Thomire
ca. 1810–15
Woven silk portrait of Louis XVI, Maisiat Père et Fils, Silk, French, Lyons
Maisiat Père et Fils
19th century
Georges-Auguste Couthon at the National Convention in 1793, Baron Dominique Vivant Denon  French, Black chalk
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon
ca. 1793
Severed head, said to be that of Maximilien-François-Marie-Isidore de Robespierre (1758-1794), guillotined July 28, 1794 (10 Thermidor, An II), Baron Dominique Vivant Denon  French, Graphite
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon
Portraits of Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gobel (1727-1794), Bishop of Paris in 1792-93, and Pierre-Gaspard Chaumette (1763-1794), Procurator of the Commune in 1792, sketched on the way to the guillotine, April 12, 1794., Baron Dominique Vivant Denon  French, Black chalk
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon
Interior Elevation of Reims Cathedral with the Rood Screen and Throne for the Coronation of King Louis XVIII, Charles Percier  French, Pen and black ink, with colored wash
Charles Percier
Battle of the Pyramids, July 21, 1798, François André Vincent  French, Pen and black ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white on beige washed paper; squared in graphite
François André Vincent
ca. 1800
Les monuments d'Égypte, Oberkampf Manufactory  French, Roller-printed cotton, French, Jouy-en-Josas
Oberkampf Manufactory
ca. 1808
Daybed (lit de repos), François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter  French, Mahogany and mahogany veneered on beechwood; gilt bronze, bronze, lampas, French, Paris
François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter
ca. 1795–1803
Table, Wood, carved, painted, and partly gilded; black granite top not original to table, Italian, Rome
ca. 1775–80
Coin cabinet, Charles Percier  French, Mahogany (probably Swietenia mahagoni), applied and inlaid silver, French, Paris
Charles Percier
ca. 1809–19
The Three Consuls: Napoleon, Cambacérès, Lebrun, Romain-Vincent Jeuffroy  French, Bronze, struck, French
Romain-Vincent Jeuffroy
Equestrian Portrait of Napoleon as First Consul, Auvrest  French, Pen and black ink and gray washes, with brown ink framing lines.
Equestrian Portrait of Napoleon, Auvrest  French, Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash; framing lines in pen and brown ink
20-franc piece, 1808A, Jean-Pierre Droz  French, Gold, French
Jean-Pierre Droz
19th century
Napoleon, King of Italy, Wearing Iron Crown of Monza, Luigi Manfredini  Italian, Bronze, struck, Italian, Milan
Luigi Manfredini
Napoleon, Antoine Denis Chaudet  French, White marble, Italian
Antoine Denis Chaudet
19th century
Napoléon I (1769–1821), Jean-Baptiste Isabey  French, Ivory
Jean-Baptiste Isabey
Snuffbox, Victoire Boisot (widow of Etienne Lucien Blerzy), Gold, enamel, French
Victoire Boisot (widow of Etienne Lucien Blerzy)
ca. 1810
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Marshall B. Davidson, eds. 1980. The American Wing: A Guide. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.