Napoleonic paintings
Napoleonic paintings

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Napoleonic paintings

Acknowledgements

This course was written by Dr Emma Barker.

This free course is an adapted extract from the course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism, which is currently out of presentation

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Course image: Antoine-Jean Gros in Wikimedia available in the public domain.

Plate 1 Jacques-Louis David, “The Oath of the Horatii”, 1785, oil on canvas, 329.9 x 428.8 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 2 Eugène Delacroix, “Massacres of Chios”, 1824, oil on canvas, 417.2 x 354 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 3 Antoine-Jean Gros, “Bonaparte Visiting the Plague Stricken of Jaffa”, 1804, oil on canvas, 532.1 x 720cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 4 Antoine-Jean Gros, “Napoleon Visiting the Field of the Battle of Eylau”, 1808, oil on canvas, 521 x 784 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 5 Antoine-Jean Gros, “General Bonaparte at the Bridge of Arcole”, 1797, oil on canvas, 130 x 94 cm, Musée National du Château, Versailles. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 6 Antoine-Jean Gros, “Bonaparte at the Bridge of Arcole”, 1796, oil sketch, 72 x 59 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 7 Hyacinthe Rigaud, “Marshal Charles Auguste de Matignon”, 1704, 147 x 113 cm, National Arts Centre, Karlsruhe

Plate 8 Thomas Piroli, after Gros, “General Bonaparte at the Bridge of Arcole”, 1797, etching with aquatint, 72 x 59 cm, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Plate 9 Jacques-Louis David, “The Death of Marat”, 1793, oil on canvas, 160.7 x 124.8cm, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 10 Jacques-Louis David, “Bonaparte Crossing the Alps”, 1800-01, oil on canvas, 260 x 221 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 11 Antoine-Jean Gros, “Bonaparte as First Consul”, 1802, oil on canvas, 205 x 127 cm, Musée Nationale de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 12 François Gérard, “Napoleon in his Imperial Robes”, 1805, oil on canvas, 227 x 145 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 13 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, “Napoleon on the Imperial Throne”, 1806, oil on canvas, 260 x 163 cm, Musée de l’Armée, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 14 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, “Bonaparte as First Consul”, 1804, oil on canvas, 227.5 x 147 cm cm, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Arte Contemporain de la Ville de Liège. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 15 Jacques-Louis David, “The Emperor Napoleon in his Study at the Tuileries”, 1812, oil on canvas, Private Collection. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 16 Antoine-Jean Gros, “The Battle of Nazareth”, 1801, oil sketch, 135 x 195 cm, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 17 Antoine-Jean Gros, “The Battle of Aboukir”, 1806, oil on canvas, 578 x 968 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 18 François Gérard, “The battle of Austerlitz”, 1810, oil on canvas, 510 x 958 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 19 Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, “Bonaparte Pardoning the Rebels of Cairo”, 1808, oil on canvas, 365 x 500 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 20 Louis-Léopold Boilly, “Reading the Eleventh Bulletin of the Grand Armée”, 1807, oil on canvas, 47 x 60 cm, Private Collection/ Agnew's, London. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 21 Antonio Canova, “Napoleon”, 1802, marble. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Florence. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 22 Charles Meynier, “Napoleon Visiting the Field of the Battle of Eylau”, 1807, oil sketch, 93 x 146 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 23 Louis-Léopold Boilly, “The Conscripts of 1807 Parading Past the Saint-Denis Gate”, 1807, oi on canvas, 84.5 x 138 cm, Musée de la Ville de Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 24 Théodore Géricault, “The Wounded Cuirassier”, 1814, oil on canvas, 358 x 294 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 25 Jacques-Louis David, “The Intervention of the Sabine Women”, 1799, oil on canvas, 386 x 520 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 26 Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson, “Scene from a Deluge”, 1806, oil on canvas, 431 x 341 cm, Musée Magnin, Dijon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 27 Antonio Canova, “Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker”, 1803, marble, Apsley House, London. Photo: Victoria and Albert Picture Library, London/ Daniel McGrath/ Sara Hodges

Plate 28 Jacques-Louis David, “The Coronation of Napoleon”, 1802-07, oil on canvas, 621 x 979 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 29 Louis-Léopold Boilly, “The Grand Salon of 1808, Viewing the David ‘Crowning of Napoleon’”, 1808, oil on canvas, 60 x 81cm, Private Collection

Plate 30 Jacques-Louis David, “Distribution of the Eagle Standards”, 1810, 610 x 931 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: © RMN/ P.Willi

Plate 31 Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson, “The Revolt at Cairo”, 1810, oil on canvas, 365 x 500 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Figure 1 Monsaldy and Devisme, “View of the Salon”, 1799, engraving, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Figure 2 Anonymous, “Head of Lucius Junius Brutus”, bronze, Musei Capitolini, Rome. Photo: Scala

Figure 3 Comtede Caylus, “Jupiter”, 1752-67, engraving, 8.3 x 5.6 cm, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Figure 4 Jan van Eyck, “Christ of the Mystic Lamb” (detail of the Ghent altarpiece), 1426, oil and tempora on wood, 208 x 79 cm, St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Figure 5 George Cruikshank, "Napoleon Poisoning the Sick at Jaffa", illustration from William Combe, "The Life of Napoleon", 1817, from the copy in the William Henry Hoyt Collection, Rare Book Collection, Universtiy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;

Figure 6 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, "Christ Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda", 1668, oil on canvas, 237 x 261cm, National Gallery, London. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Figure 7 Michelangelo, "The Last Judgement", detail (one of the damned), 1536-41, Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Vatican City, Rome. Photo: Scala;

Figure 8 Antoin-Jean Gros, “Napoleon Distributing the Cross of the Legion of Honour to Artists at the Time of his Visit to the Salon of 1808”, unfinished, oil on canvas, 350 x 640 cm, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: RMN

Jacques-Louis David, “The Intervention of the Sabine Women”, 1799, oil on canvas, 386 x 520 cm, Louvre, Paris. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

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