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Jacques-Louis David Portraits: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, Portrait of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife

Jacques-Louis David Portraits: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, Portrait of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife

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Chapters: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, Portrait of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Portrait of Pope Pius Vii, Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki, Portrait of Madame Recamier, Portrait of Madame Marie-Louise Trudaine, Unfinished Portrait of General Bonaparte. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries is an 1812 painting by Jacques Louis David. It shows Napoleon I of France in uniform in his study at the Tuileries. It was a private commission from the Scottish nobleman and fan of Napoleon Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton in 1811 and completed in 1812. Originally shown at Hamilton Palace, it was sold to Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery in 1882, from whom it was bought by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 1954, which deposited it in Washington DC's National Gallery of Art, where it now hangs. Vertical in format, it shows Napoleon standing, three-quarters, life size, wearing the uniform of a colonel of the Imperial Guard Foot Grenadiers (blue with white facings and red cuffs). He also wears his Legion d'honneur and Order of the Iron Crown decorations, along with gold epaulettes, white French-style culottes and white stockings. His face is turned towards the viewer and his right hand is in his jacket. The second versionThe office is on the right-hand first-floor of the Tuileries, with a wooden chair decorated in red velvet and gold embroidery and an Empire style desk on a sculpted stone base decorated with a lion's head. Piled on the desk are a pen, several books, dossiers and rolled papers. More rolled papers and a map are on the green carpet to the desk's left - on these papers is the painter's signature LVD DAVID OPVS 1812. All this, along with Napoleons' u...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=21394506