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Courtesy of the Science Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Fete du Sacre et Couronnement de leurs Majestes Imperiales

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Print. Fete du Sacre et Couronnement de leurs Majestes Imperiales, Vue de la Place de la Concorde, ... 3 Decembre 1804. / Le Coeur del. ; Gautier aq. fort ; Marchand sculp. - [Paris] a Paris chez Bance, Md. d'Estampes, rue St. Denis ; Depose a la Bibliotheque Imple. ; Et chez l'Auteur, rue des Lavandieres, No.1, Place Maubert. - [1804-1805]. Aquatint, col.; image 30.5x44cm, platemark 36.5x46cm, on sheet 45.5x56.5cm. - Plate from a series; headed above image, XII Frimaire an XIII (3 Decembre 1804). - Depicting festivities at the coronation of Emperor Napoleon I, as viewed in and from the Place de la Concorde, decorated with four temples as rooms for public dancing; the instant the fete opened with the distribution of medals, witnessing the departure of musicians in carriages, and release of 5 (drawn, 6) balloons; one balloon fulsomely decorated with stars and eagles; Empire line gowns worn by women in joyous crowd

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Place de la Concorde, Paris, Île-de-France, France

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