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Napoleon on the imperial throne in his coronation robes

Artist: INGRES Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867)

Date: ca. 1804

Technique: Oil on canvas

Dimensions : H. 2.6 m; W. 1.63 m

Place:Paris, musée de l'Armée

Subjects: Artistic policy, Coronation, Napoleon (Emperor of the French)

Key words: portrait, throne, purple robe, sceptre, hand of justice, sword, chain of office, Légion d'honneur, laurels, ideology, propaganda

Credits: Paris, musée de l'Armée


Commissioned by the Corps législatif. Presented at the Salon of 1806 (n°272) with the title Sa Majesté
l'Empereur sur son trône (His Majesty the Emperor on his throne).


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