The apparition of the Great Family

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The apparition of the Great Family
Apparition de la grande famille [Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, président de la IIe République] © BnF

After his election as President of the Second Republic on 11 December 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte took the oath on 20 December in the National Assembly, before moving into the official residence decided by the Assembly, namely, the Elysée Palace. His success at the election owed much to the nostalgia and legacy of Napoleon I which caracterised society at that time, a fact which illustrators did not fail to underline, as in this drawing where the President sits at his desk surrounded by the ghosts of his family members.

Publisher: Lorderdau, ed. R. Saint James, 59

Have a look at another picture, a caricature, of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, candidate for the presidential elections of 1848.

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H = 21.9 cm, L = 28.1 cm
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Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (124)-FT4
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