Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Josephine (December 2, 1804) (detail)

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Abstract

Appointed official painter to the Emperor in December 1804, David was given the task of commemorating the Coronation festivities in four huge canvasses, only two of which were executed (the Distribution of the Eagles is at Versailles), This ceremony took place in the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. David chose to show the episode following the actual consecration: Napoleon crowning Josephine while Pope Pius VII gives him his blessing. The action is only a small part of a composition conceived as an enormous group portrait containing over a hundred figures.

Keywords

Paris, France, Paris, France, Style: French Neoclassical, School: Neoclassical, Movement: Neoclassicism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Neoclassical; School: Neoclassical; Movement: Neoclassicism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0972

The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Josephine (December 2, 1804) (detail)

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