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Washington and Napoleon: A Study in Power through Images. What do you think is the overall argument and purpose of each pair? What is the relationship between the two images? Find at least 1 specific element from each picture that supports your thesis

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Washington and napoleon a study in power through images
Washington and Napoleon: A Study in Power through Images

What do you think is the overall argument and purpose of each pair? What is the relationship between the two images?

Find at least 1 specific element from each picture that supports your thesis

How does your image of Washington present a “symbol” for the new nation?


Washington and napoleon

Washington and Napoleon

A Study in Power through Images

As

Leader

George Washington Charles Willson Peale, 1779-1781

Napoleon in His Study Jacques-Louis David, 1810


George Washington in uniform, as colonel of the First Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

First Images

Bonaparte at the Bridge of the Arcole, by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, (ca. 1801),


As Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

General

George Washington Before the Battle of Trenton,

John Trumbull, 1792

Napoleon Crossing the Alps

Jacques-Louis David,1800


As Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

Lawgiver

George Washington (Lansdowne portrait). Gilbert Stuart 1796

Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 1806


As Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

“Neoclassical” symbol

George Washington Horatio Greenough, 1833-36

François Frédéric LemotNapoleon in Triumph, 1808


With Family Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

The Washington Family

Edward Savage, 1789-1790

The Coronation of Napoleon Jacques-Louis David, 1807

(Napoleon is placing the Charlemagne Crown on his kneeling wife Josephine)


As Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

Citizen

Napoleon in Exile

Mercie, 1880

“George Washington” Richmond Capitol Jean-Antoine Houdon 1785/1791


The Apotheosis of Napoleon I Virginia Regiment Charles Willson Peale(1772)

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 1853

George Washington's Apotheosis John James Barralet 1800

In Death


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