[Double portrait of Napoleon]Fac Simile d'un Dessin de Girodet-Trioson, fait d'après nature à la Chapelle de l'Empereur, le 8 Mars 1812.
Published by R.G. Jones 34 Brewer Street Golden Square London October 1827.
Mezzotint with etched border and large margins; platemark 310 x 250mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Some damage to top right; staining. Unidentified collector's mark in lower margin.
Double portrait of Napoleon, after a drawing by Anne-Louis Girodet (1767-1824), who was closely associated with the emperor. He was commissioned to paint an allegory based on James Macpherson's Ossianic legends for Napoleon's country retreat at Malmaison, while Vivant Denon commissioned him to paint Napoleon receiving the keys to Vienna and the Revolt at Cairo (both now in Versailles). In 1812 he was commissioned to paint 36 portraits of Napoleon in his Coronation Robes for the Imperial Courts and had completed 26 by 1814, but the following year Napoleons abdicated for the final time and Girodet came into a considerable inheritance. Thereafter his output decreased.
For Girodet's 'Napoleon receiving the keys to Vienna' see ref. 30836.
[Ref: 35948] £180.00