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Napoleon standing next to Pope Pius VII, seated, his right foot resting on a cushion. Engraving by J.H. Robinson, 1848, after D. Wilkie, 1836.

  • Wilkie, David, Sir, 1785-1841.
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[1848]
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579840i
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view Napoleon standing next to Pope Pius VII, seated, his right foot resting on a cushion. Engraving by J.H. Robinson, 1848, after D. Wilkie, 1836.

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Credit: Napoleon standing next to Pope Pius VII, seated, his right foot resting on a cushion. Engraving by J.H. Robinson, 1848, after D. Wilkie, 1836. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

"Napoleon and the Pope (exh. RA, 1836; NG Ire.)—an encounter of 1813—was painted for John Marshall, the Leeds linen manufacturer. Restricted to the two figures, 'my largest picture' attracted remarks on matters of detail and on the nature of history painting, but none arising from the politics of the event shown. As surely as the picture of Knox preaching, this was a statement on the conflict between temporal and spiritual power. "-- Oxford dictionary of national biography, s.v. Wilkie. The event shown was the signing of a concordat between France and the Vatican at Fontainebleau in 1813: the Pope had been imprisoned at Fontainebleau and forced to sign the document

Publication/Creation

[London] : [F.G. Moon], [1848]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 55.7 x 44.5 cm

Lettering

Painted by Sir David Wilkie principal painter in ordinary to Her Majesty, R.A. &c. Engraved by John H. Robinson portrait painter in lines in ordinary to Her Majesty & M.I.A. of St Petersburg.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 579840i

Reproduction note

After painting by David Wilkie painted in 1836 and exhibited in that year at the Royal Academy (catalogue no. 124) as 'The Emperor Napoleon with Pope Pius the seventh at Fontainebleau, in the month of January 1813. See Sir Walter Scott's Life of Napoleon'

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