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Name of Object:

Napoléon III stands on a bleeding dragon and Napoléon I, descending from the heavens on the back of an eagle, crowns him as the crowds and the army cheer

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Institution:

National Library of France

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Date of Object:

1852

Author:

Painter of the model: A. Constant; lithographer: Faucon

Inventory Number:

RESERVEFT4-QB-370(134)

Description:

This print was dedicated to Napoléon III's coronation. Louis-Napoléon, Napoléon I's great-nephew, came to power legally in the elections of 1848. He became emperor in 1852, after a coup d’état in 1851. This print was produced as propaganda, and depicts the French people as overjoyed at having the great-nephew of Napoléon I as their emperor.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

ark:/12148/btv1b53019898z

Citation of this web page:

"Napoléon III stands on a bleeding dragon and Napoléon I, descending from the heavens on the back of an eagle, crowns him as the crowds and the army cheer" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;fr;121;en

Database entry origination:

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 121

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