“J’arrive”: Five faces of Triumph

from 03/12/2016 to 02/04/2017
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Designed in partnership between Napoleon Touring LTD, DOCA and the Fondation Napoléon, the travelling exhibition Napoleon Bonaparte: “I’m coming” will begin its tour in December 2016 at the city of Udine, near Venice, Italy.

The exhibition is based on five “scenes” each articulated around a 3-D representation of Napoleon at a key moment in his life (soldier, General, Consul, Emperor, exile); this “journey” will be illustrated by many objects to illustrate the life of the Emperor.

The exhibition promises to be original and dynamic: as well as authentic objects and artworks from the period and dozens of costumes, the visitor will relive the napoleonic experience via videos, sound-effects, a life-size replica of Napoleon’s tomb, a simulation of a battle …

The Fondation Napoléon is lending thirty objects from its collections to the exhibition: including: Napoleon’s death mask (after Francesco ANTOMMARCHI, 1780-1838) portraits of  Napoleon (by Jean-Baptiste ISABEY and Adrien-Jean-Maximilien VACHETTE) and of Josephine (by Daniel SAINT, 1778-1847), Napoleon’s hunting rifle (by  Jean LE PAGE, 1746-1834), Napoleon’s dental “nécessaire” (by Martin-Guillaume BIENNAIS), several plates from the Emperor’s personal table service (Sevres manufacture), The Battle of Marengo (by Jacques-François-Joseph SWEBACH DES-FONTAINES, 1769-1823), a sword from the Institut d’Egypte, pieces from the Egyptian tea service, a campaign telescope (by Noël-Jean LEREBOURS, 1762-1840), Napoleon I wearing his coronation robes (by Marie-Victoire JAQUOTOT, 1772-1855), Josephine’s punch bowl (by Martin-Guillaume BIENNAIS, 1764-1843), two vases from the Sevres manufactory: one “fuseau” vase bearing a portrait of the Emperor in his coronation robes, and the other (Etruscan carafe) representing the baptism of the Roi de Rome in Cameo style, Napoleon’s cristal tumbler and its carrying case, pages of Napoleon’s Handwritten English lessons, the Complete works of Antoine-Vincent Arnault, a Breguet Pocket watch, a bronze bust of General Bonaparte by Corbet, and lots more ….

Opening times: Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00 and Sundays from 10.00 to 18.00. The exhibition will then have special opening times during the Christmas period.

Prices: You can book tickets online here

Full Price € 10.00
Children reduced (Under 8) € 8.00
Groups reduced (minimum 11 persons) € 8.00

The former Church of San Francesco
Via Beato Odorico Da Pordenone 1,
33100 Udine UD, Italy

Church of San Francesco , Udine


Artist's impression of part of the exhibition
Artist’s impression of part of the exhibition
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