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Chromolithograph

1998.5012 (RS22459)

Description

Six hand colored black and white lithographs mounted on a canvas roll. From left to right: 1. "Funerailles de l'Emperor Napoleon"-- Image depicts transport of the body of Napoleon to Cherbourg? w/ flagship firing militia salute and several lifts filled w/ spectators. 2. "Combat de 22 Francais contre 300 Arabes, le 15 Auril, 1842"-- Scene of handful of French soldiers surrounded by Arab soldiers. Caption tells of French soldier, Blandan, who cried "Courage my friends. We will fight to the death." 3. "Bataille de Wagram"-- Battle scene showing French army w/ calvary on left and infantry on right. Caption describes battle in which French victorious? and Gen. Mac Donald made marchel of empire. 4. "Mort de la Tour d'Auvergne/ Muerte de la Tour de Auverne"-- Battle scene and death of La Tour d' Auvergne. Caption details battle and how he was honored by the rest of the regiment. 5. "Comment Moncey aui Fut Mon Page"-- Napoleon rewarding the wounded Moncey who is carried on a lifter. 6. "La Gammelle des Braves vaut la Table des Rois"-- Caption describes scene in which Napoleon shares dinner w/ his officers.

Details

Maker
Turgis, Vve. (Maker)
Gosselin (Maker)
Date
1860-1920
Inscriptions
#2: ""Paris chez Maesani Quai aux Fleurs, 7 Lith. de Gosselin, rue Perdue, 1."" #3: ""Depose Kiwellsisc a Paris chez Me Ve Turgis, rue St Jacques No 16 et a Toulouse rue St Rome No 36."" #4: ""Paris, chez Vve Turgis, rue St Jacques 16 Imp. Lith de Turgis et a Toulouse rue St Rome, 36"" #5: ""a Paris chez V. Turgis rue St Jacques No 16 et a Toulouse rue St Rome No 36"" #6: [same inscription as #5]
Location of origin
Paris, France; France
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
canvas
ink
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
chromolithographs
Coated Canvas
Commemorative
commemoratives
Ink
ink
Napoleonic Wars
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, HISTORIC
printing (process)
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Dimensions
11.125 x 104 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5012
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24104

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