Napoléon Before The Battle Of Moscow By Joseph Franque

Framed:
W 63 3/4 in x H 105 in
Unframed:
W 48 3/8 in x H 89 3/4 in
Period:
1700-1815
Origin:
France
Subject:
Portrait
Width:
63 3/4 inches
Height:
105 inches

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Joseph Franque
1774-1833 | French

Sa Majesté l’Empereur: Le matin de la bataille de la Moskowa
(His Majesty the Emperor: The Morning of the Battle of Moscow)
Oil on canvas

This monumental oil on canvas by Joseph Franque captures Napoléon I before the Battle of Moscow. Shown at the Salon of 1812, it was part of the last group exhibited of the Emperor. It captures Napoléon at the moment of his final victory and the zenith of his power. In terms of subject and grandeur, it is among the most important Napoleonic portraits.