DAVID, Jacques-Louis The Coronation of Napoleon (detail) 1805-07

DAVID, Jacques-Louis The Coronation of Napoleon (detail) 1805-07Jacques-Louis David, French, 1748 – 1825. Neoclassicism
Oil on canvas, 621 × 979 cm, Louvre, Paris, France

Actually the painting is showing the coronation of Josephine by Napoleon, with the Pope blessing the Empress. Napoleon may not have wanted to perpetuate in paint the somewhat disrespectful action of crowning himself. - Web Gallery of Art

Original title: Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 December 1804

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