Napoleon I in his coronation robes

Artist(s) : GERARD François (baron)
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Napoleon I in his coronation robes

Commissioned from Gérard in 1805 for the hôtel of the Minister for Relations extérieures, this painting of Napoleon in his “grand habillement” du Sacre (grand coronation robes) was made in great numbers so as to have one in the formal appartment of every political residence outside France, both diplomatic and consular.

Date :
Technique :
oil on canvas
Dimensions :
H = 2.25 m, L = 1.47 m
Place held :
Musée national du château de Fontainebleau
Photo credit :
© RMN (
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