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Title
The Emperor Napoleon on a military campaign
Alternative Title
L'Empereur en Campagne
Contributor
Charlet, Nicolas Toussaint (artist)
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the Ella Strong Denison Library at http://libraries.claremont.edu/denison
Description
One of several drawings from "La Vieille Armee francaise" (1820) or "La Vie politique et militaire de Napoleon" (Paris, 1826), showing infantry uniforms or "military exploits under the First Empire, which made [Charlet's] work popular with the opposition under the Restoration and influential in the propagation of a mythic view of the Napoleonic era" (Oxford Art Online: Charlet, Nicolas-Toussaint). This illustration portrays a nostalgic view of Napoleon Bonaparte on one of his military campaigns. Napoleon is seated on his horse, wearing white trousers, black boots, and a black coat. He is wearing his bicorne hat and is facing away from the viewer in a pensive posture.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/650
Language
French
Subject
Boots
Caps (Headgear)
Coats
Hats
Headgear
Horses
Trees
18th C costume France
Bicorne Hats
Imperialism History 19th century
Trousers
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Stirrups
Horse tack
Saddles
Time Period
1880-1889
French - First Empire, 1804-1814
Place
France
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 9.875 x 14 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 13
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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