Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Preparatory study for the Imperial eagle

Preparatory study for the Imperial eagle

Antoine Denis Chaudet - 1804

At Napolťonís coronation, the single-headed eagle became the symbol of the French Empire, helping to brand his sovereignty. The eagle was the symbol of Imperial Rome and has been associated with military victory since antiquity. This was a design for one of the Emperorís carriages.

Crayon on paper


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011