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Napoleon on a Chestnut Horse
  • Hippolyte Bellangé (1800 - 1866)
  • Napoleon on a Chestnut Horse
  • France
  • 1836
  • Painting
  • Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper
  • Image size: 41.8 x 33.7 cm
  • Signature: 'hte. Bellangé 1836'
  • P671
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), military commander; First Consul 1799-1804; Emperor of the French 1804-14, 1815. There is a dead British infantryman in the foreground. The pose, costume and gesture of Napoleon are characteristic of many popular images of the Emperor produced for propagandist reasons in the 1830s, when there was a revival of Bonapartist political influence. Cf. Bellangé P683.