Date of Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
This master's thesis seeks to dispel the myth that nineteenth century painter Paul Delaroche's art was either apolitical or politically conservative. Through an examination of Delaroche's portraits of the late Napoleon I in conjunction with contemporary napoleonic prints, one finds that Delaroche was, indeed, deeply involved with contemporary politics. A close examination of his portraits shows that this involvement manifested itself in support for both the Cult of Napoleon and for the Bonapartist party.
Delaroche, Napoleon, Politics, Portraits, Prints, Revolution
iv, 77 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77).
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