Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sketch of a pavilion for Napoléon I’s coronation festivities

Sketch of a pavilion for Napoléon I’s coronation festivities

Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine - 1804

All of Paris was taken up with the coronation festivities on December 2, 1804, and Percier and Fontaine designed dramatic, temporary structures across the city. This pavilion was erected in the gardens of the Tuileries.

Pen, ink and watercolor on paper


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