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The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon

The Coronation of Napoleon (full title: Coronation of Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of Empress Josephine in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, 2 December 1804) is a painting by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon I's official painter, which depicts one of the coronation ceremonies. It was painted between 1805 and 1807. Imposing in size, almost ten metres by more than six, David's painting is preserved in the Louvre. An almost identical replica, begun by David in 1808 and completed during the painter's exile in Brussels, hangs in the Coronation Room at the Château de Versailles. The coronation and coronation ceremony took place at Notre-Dame de Paris. The work was commissioned orally by Napoleon Bonaparte in September 1804. David began work on it on 21 December 1805 in the former chapel of the Collège de Cluny, near the Sorbonne, which served as his studio. Assisted by his pupil Georges Rouget, he considered it completed on 18 November 1807, but did not put the finishing touches to it until March 1808. From 7 February to 21 March 1808, the work was exhibited at the annual Salon de peinture"; in 1810, it was entered in the decennial prize competition. The painting remained David's property until 1819, when it was transferred to the Royal Museums. They stored it in the reserves until 1837. It was then installed in the Salle du Sacre in the Musée Historique at the Château de Versailles by order of King Louis-Philippe. In 1889, it was sent to the Musée du Louvre, and replaced at [...]


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


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