Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2013

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In

Art History

First Advisor

Dorothy Johnson

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Delaroche, Napoleon, Politics, Portraits, Prints, Revolution

Pages

iv, 77 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77).

Copyright

Copyright 2013 Alissa Adams

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