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Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte was a military general who became the first emperor of France. His drive for military expansion changed the world.
Napoléon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. One of the most celebrated leaders in the history of the West, he revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored Napoléonic Code, reorganized education and established the long-lived Concordat with the papacy. He died on May 5, 1821, on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The battle scene is one of the oldest types of art in developed civilizations, as rulers have always been keen to celebrate their victories and intimidate potential opponents. The depiction of other aspects of warfare, especially the suffering of casualties and civilians, has taken much longer to develop.
In the Napoleonic era, France added Romanticism to its style and began to portray individual soldiers with more character. Battle paintings and prints were increasingly produced for a large public and grew larger than ever before.

This auction offfers a fine selection of Napoléonic war prints



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