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Jacques-Louis David: Napoleon Crossing the Alps  wikidata:Q19801071 reasonator:Q19801071
Jacques-Louis David  (1748–1825) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q83155 q:it:Jacques-Louis David
Jacques-Louis David
Alternative names Jacques Louis David; David Jak Lui
Description French painter, politician and draftsperson
Date of birth/death 30 August 1748 Edit this at Wikidata 29 December 1825 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Paris City of Brussels
Work period neoclassicism
era QS:P2348,Q14378
Work location Paris, Rome, City of Brussels
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creator QS:P170,Q83155
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Jacques-Louis David: Napoleon Crossing the Alps
Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes au Grand-Saint-Bernard Edit this at Wikidata

Napoleon Crossing the Alps
title QS:P1476,fr:"Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes au Grand-Saint-Bernard Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Lfr,"Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes au Grand-Saint-Bernard Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Lit,"Napoleone attraversa il passo del Gran San Bernardo"
label QS:Len,"Napoleon Crossing the Alps"
label QS:Lde,"Bonaparte beim Überschreiten der Alpen am Großen Sankt Bernhard"
label QS:Lnl,"Napoleon Bonaparte steekt de Alpen over op de Grand Saint Bernard"
Series title Napoleon Crossing the Alps Edit this at Wikidata
Object type painting / prime version Edit this at Wikidata
Genre equestrian portrait Edit this at Wikidata
English: Bonaparte has an orange cloak, the crispin (cuff) of his gauntlet is embroidered, the horse is piebald, black and white, and the tack is complete and includes a standing martingale. The girth around the horse's belly is a dark faded red. The officer holding a sabre in the background is obscured by the horse's tail. Napoleon's face appears youthful.
Depicted people Napoleon Edit this at Wikidata
Date 1805 Edit this at Wikidata
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions height: 259 cm (101.9 in); width: 221 cm (87 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,259U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,221U174728
institution QS:P195,Q684846
Accession number
Object location
48° 52′ 14″ N, 2° 10′ 01″ E Edit this at Structured Data on Commons Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMapinfo
Object history

Charles IV d'Espagne
Bonaparte Joseph
Eugenie Bonaparte

1949: acquired by the Musée national du Château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison

bottom left, center: Bonaparte, Annibal, Karolus Magnus

The painting is signed and dated in the yoke of the breastplate: L. DAVID YEAR IX.
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Napoleon Crossing the Alps (also known as Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass or Bonaparte Crossing the Alps; 1801). Original. Oil on canvas, 261 × 221 cm (102+1⁄3 × 87 in). Château de Malmaison, Paris

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48°52'14.00002"N, 2°10'0.99998"E

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