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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 Notre-Dame de Paris, December 2, 1804


Joséphine kneels before Napoléon during his coronation at Notre Dame. Behind him sits pope Pius VII.


between 1805(1805) and 1807(1807)


oil on canvas


621 × 979 cm (244.5 × 385.4 in)

Room 75 (Denon Wing, 1st floor)

Accession number INV. 3699
This object is indexed in Joconde, database of the collections of the state museums of France by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference 000PE005450.
Object history

1804(1804): commissioned by Napoleon I, Paris (It remained the property of the artist)
1819(1819): transferred to Musée Royal, Paris, from Jacques-Louis David, Paris
1837(1837): transferred to Musée Versailles, Versailles, from Musée Royal, Paris
1889(1889): transferred to Musée de Louvre, Paris, from Musée Versailles, Versailles


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Detail showing the mother of Napoleon
Detail showing the mother of Napoleon  
Detail showing Napoleon
Detail showing Napoleon  
Detail showing Jacques-Louis David, the artist
Detail showing Jacques-Louis David, the artist  
Painting based on a detail of this artwork, showing Pope Pius VII
Painting based on a detail of this artwork, showing Pope Pius VII  
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