Date of Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Scott, John Beldon
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).
Copyright 2013 Alissa Adams
Adams, Alissa Rachel. "The emperor is dead, long live the emperor: Paul Delaroche's portraits of Napoleon and popular print culture." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2013.