(details from "Sacre de Napoleon I a Notre Dame de Paris par le Pape Pie VII") Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) Louvre Museum, Paris, France

A monumental canvas intended to illustrate the summit of the power of Napoleon I, who crowned himself and his wife Josephine while placing the Pope of Rome in a helpless position. After the fall of Napoleon, the same Pope offered a refuge to Napoleon's mother in Rome.

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