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A Grateful France Proclaims Napoleon the First Emperor of the Frence

  • Engraving of symbolic scene combining Roman and French themes

Annotation

In this engraving, Roman and contemporary themes are combined to glorify the new emperor. The absence of any clear representation of revolutionary liberty shows Napoleon moving away from the events of the preceding decade.

Horace Vermet and Roger, 1804, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Transcription

La France reconnaissante proclame Napoléon 1.er empereur des Français.

Credits

Collection Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 147, Pièces 12867-12973, période : 1804.

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