Napoleon On His Imperial Throne
Painting - Oil On Canvas
This is a reproduction of Jean Ingres’ “Napoleon on his Imperial Throne” of 1806. Ingres was born in Montauban in 1780 and at the age of sixteen he went to Paris to study under David. He won the Grand Prix in 1801 and became very popular in Imperial circles. This masterpiece was probably commissioned by representatives of the Kingdom of Italy of which Napoleon was king. They refused the work and it came into the possession of the Corps legislative. Under that ownership it was displayed in the Salon of 1806. Ingres went to Rome in 1807 having secured a following in the art world. He continued to mature and gather a greater gathering until his death in 1867. The original painting was transferred to Louvre in 1815 and then to the Hotel des Invalides in 1832. Presently the masterpiece is in the Musee de l’Armee. It is an oil on canvas and measures 259 by 162 centimeters.
November 20th, 2019
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