Printed Cloth of the Directory and Napoleon

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Title

Printed Cloth of the Directory and Napoleon

Description

This image presents an idealized version of Napoleon during the Directory, especially his intellectual contributions. In the upper right corner he appears before the Directory. Along the right bottom, Napoleon clearly confronts the Middle East, both its Egyptian Pyramids and Christian elements, as three wise men bow before him. To the left, Napoleon seems to be dealing with the three graces—brilliance, joy, and bloom. The image above may describe his induction into the Institute, organized to promote advanced study. The tent to the right is a small reminder of his military role.

Source

mfr 85.5

Date

1799

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/18/

Identifier

18

Citation

“Printed Cloth of the Directory and Napoleon,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed February 22, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/18.