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File:Jacques-Louis David, The Coronation of Napoleon edit.jpg

Title French: Sacre de l'empereur Napoléon Ier et couronnement de l'impératrice Joséphine dans la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, le 2 décembre 1804
Coronation of Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Notre-Dame de Paris, December 2, 1804
Joséphine kneels before Napoléon during his coronation at Notre Dame. Behind him sits pope Pius VII.
Date between 1805 and 1807
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 621 cm (244.5 in). Width: 979 cm (385.4 in).
Peinture française, room 75: Daru. Denon, 1 st floor.
This work is part of the collections of the Louvre (Department of Paintings).
Accession number INV 3699 Info non-talk.svg
Object history

1804: commissioned by Napoleon I, Paris (It remained the property of the artist)
1819: transferred to Musée Royal, Paris, from Jacques-Louis David, Paris
1837: transferred to Musée Versailles, Versailles, from Musée Royal, Paris

1889: transferred to Musée de Louvre, Paris, from Musée Versailles, Versailles

Signature bottom right: L.David F.ebat [Louis David has made this]

Date bottom left: 1806 et 1807 - According to Joconde. Could not find it. Please check!

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Joconde database: entry 000PE000839

Musée du Louvre, Atlas database: entry 22500

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