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Podcast Episode 30: The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques Louis David


The Coronation of Napoleon is one of the most important events in European history. Jacques Louis David captured it perfectly in this work! To listen to this episode, click here or download on your favorite platform. If you enjoy, please consider giving a rate and review!



Detail of Napoleon

The Coronation of Napoleon

Jacques Louis David, 1805-7

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Sketch showing Napoleon crowning himself

Jacques Louis David, 1805-7

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Chart showing the major players of the Coronation of Napoleon

Jacques Louis David, 1805-7

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Napoleon in his Study

Jacques Louis David, 1812

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Self Portrait

Jacques Louis David, 1794

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Coronation of Marie de Medici

Peter Paul Rubens, 1620's

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Sources


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Coronation_of_Napoleon


https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/consecration-emperor-napoleon-and-coronation-empress-josephine-december-2-1804


https://www.history.com/topics/france/napoleon


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th Edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Napoleon-I




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