Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Petition to the Minister of the Interior

Petition to the Minister of the Interior

- 1799

Napoléon actively supported the arts and appreciated the art of engraving, commissioning numerous engraved depictions of his military campaigns. Here the great artists of the era, including Jacques-Louis David, François Gérard, Honoré Fragonard, Charles Percier, Pierre François Léonard Fontaine and Pierre Redouté request that the French state officially recognize the value of engraving.

Ink on paper


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