Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat

Exhibition
from 10/03/2021 to 19/07/2021
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As part of the commemorations of the death of Napoleon I in 1821, the French National Archives are organising an exceptional exhibition, presenting numerous documents restored thanks to the international appeal launched with the Fondation Napoléon (September 2017-December 2018).

Updated on 4 March 2021

For further information, please visit the Archives Nationales website.

Drawing for Napoleon. The Masterpieces of the imperial State Secretariat
© Michel Lafon 2021

A presentation of about a hundred drawings and plans from the State Secretariat collection.
“Among the dozens of dossiers delivered every day to the Emperor’s cabinet, many were accompanied by plans, drawings or maps specially made to assist the the Head of State’s decision-making. Some of these documents are signed by the greatest names in art and architecture of the time, such as the painters David and Isabey, the engraver Denon and the architects Fontaine and Valadier, to name but the most famous”.

Location: Hôtel de Soubise, Salle des Gardes

CATALOGUE (published 4 March 2021)

Details pending

 

Musée des Archives nationales – Hôtel de Soubise site
60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
Telephone: +33 (0)11 40 27 60 96

Connaissance des Arts magazine is a partner of this exhibition.

The Maison Chaumet is a partner of this exhibition.

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