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Subjects : History, Portrait
Keywords : Napoleon, costume, crown, full-length, in three-quarter view, sacred, sceptre
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Napoléon Ier en costume de sacre

Napoleon I on the Imperial Throne is a portrait of Napoleon I in coronation regalia painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1806, and now in the Musée de l'Armée in Paris. The painting depicts Emperor Napoleon I in coronation regalia, seated on his throne, the top of the circular backrest and the armrests adorned with ivory balls representing the globe. In his right hand, he is holding the sceptre of Charles V, and in his left, the hand of justice. He is crowned with a golden laurel wreath. Over his gold-embroidered satin tunic, his purple velvet coat dotted with gold bees is lined with ermine. On the epitome, also in ermine, he wears the grand collar of the Legion of Honour. To his left, the coronation sword in its scabbard is held in place by a silk scarf. On the lower left, the painting is signed INGRES P xit and on the right it is dated ANNO 1806. Other symbols testify to Napoleon's desire to link his power to the previous legitimacy of the Bourbons: imperial purple, covered in bees, white tunic, laurel wreath and eagle collar recalling the Roman Empire and the Carolingian past. We also see a royal eagle on the carpet below. Salon of 1806, n° 272 : His Majesty the Emperor on his throne. This painting belongs to the Corps législatif. The painting was purchased by the Corps Législatif to decorate a room in the Palais Bourbon. In 1815, the painting was transferred to the Musée du Louvre. The work was then transferred by the Count of Forbin to the Hôtel des Invalides in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism style.


« Napoléon Ier en costume de sacre » is kept at Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France.


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