Coronation of Emperor Napoleon I and crowning of the Empress Josephine in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on 2 December 1804. (detail)

Artist(s) : DAVID Jacques Louis
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Commissioned by Napoleon I for the Salle des Gardes of the Tuileries Palace. Exhibited at the Salon of 1808.
Here in this picture can be seen portraits of Pius VII, Charles Le Brun, the Duc de Cambacérès, Berthier, Eugène de Beauharnais, Caulaincourt, Bernadotte, Cardinal Fesch, Comte Estève, Comte d’Harville, Murat, Sérurier, Moncey, Bessières, Ségur, Belloy, Mme de la Rochefoucauld, Mme de la Valette, Julie Clary, Hortense de Beauharnais, Elisa, Pauline and Caroline Bonaparte, Louis and Joseph Bonaparte, Kellermann, Lefebvre, Pérignon, Duroc, Rémusat, Junot, Laetitia Bonaparte (in fact absent from the ceremony), Caroline Fontanges, Cossé-Brissac, Lacépède, Soult, Beaumont, and Gravina and Armstrong John.

Date :
1806-1087
Technique :
oil on canvas
Dimensions :
H = 6.21 m, L = 9.79 m
Place held :
Paris, musée du Louvre
Photo credit :
RMN
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