Overall: 26 x 28 in. ( 66 x 71.1 cm )
printed: banner above portrait: "L'EMPEREUR/ NAPOLEON"
printed: on columns: "AUSTERLITZ/ FRIEDLAND/ MOSKOWA/ DRESDE/ LIGNY/ WATERLOO/ MARENGO/ ABOUKIR/ PYRAMIDES/ RIVOLI/ ARCOLE/ TOULOUS"
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief heralding Napoleon as Emperor; portrait of Napoleon in center (probably after Ingres) between winged muses with a spread eagle and banner above, flanked by portraits of Napoleon during the Egyptian campaign (left) and in exile on the Island of Elba (right); below this are three engraved images of Napolean after famous paintings: "The Pest House at Jaffa", 1804 by Antoine-Jean Gros, "The Coronation of Napoleon and Josephine", 1805-7 by Jacques-Louis David, and possibly, "The Charity of Napoleon", also by Gros; all have text beneath; at the bottom are all the accoutrements of battle and pillage associated with Napoleon, along the sides are columns with banners wrapped around with the names of famous battle sites; printed in black on white ground; frame border.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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