Napoleon Crossing the Alp's.
Lithograph with hand-colouring and gum arabic, sheet 150 x 130mm (6 x 5"). Tear to image at top.
Perhaps the most famous image of Napoleon, Jacques-Louis David's 'Napoleon Crossing the Alps' painted five times between 1801 and 1805. The painting, initially commissioned by the king of Spain, represents in idealized form Napoleon's crossing through the Great St Bernard Pass in 1800. Napoleon's army can be seen behind, and the printmaker has taken some licence to make them more prominent than in David's paintings.
[Ref: 35938] £60.00