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Study for 'The Distribution of the Eagle Standards', c1808, (1921). Creator: Jacques-Louis David Featured Print

Study for 'The Distribution of the Eagle Standards', c1808, (1921). Creator: Jacques-Louis David

Study for 'The Distribution of the Eagle Standards', c1808, (1921). 'La distribution des aigles au Champ-de-Mars'. Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) distributes 'eagles' based on the Roman aquila of the legions of Rome, as the winged figure of Nike, the goddess of victory, floats over the troops. The standards represented the regiments raised by the various departments of France. Preliminary sketch for a painting titled 'Serment de l'armee fait a l'empereur apres la distribution des aigles au champ de Mars, 5 decembre 1804', (Oath of the army made to the emperor after the distribution of the eagles at the field of Mars, 5 December 1804). Painted in 1810 by Jacques-Louis David, the scene is a military ceremony arranged by Napoleon after his assumption of power as Emperor of the French, in which he sought to revive the military ethos and pageantry of the Roman Empire. From "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). Creator: Unknown

First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). 'Premiere depeche telegraphique de Lyon'. Message sent via French inventor Claude Chappe's (1763-1805) optical telegraph (semaphore) system, devised in 1793. Messages were converted into semaphore using movable arms on the tops of repeater towers which were placed from 12 to 25 km (10 to 20 miles) apart. The message was read through a telescope, then relayed it to the next tower. Messages sent from Paris could reach the outer fringes of the country in a matter of three or four hours. Before, it had taken despatch riders on horseback a similar number of days. Chappe's system was in use until about 1850 when electric telegraph systems replaced it. This message states that the 'emperor has arrived on the coast of France with 1600 men'. Facsimile document from "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François' Featured Print

'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François'

'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen Francois', 1803, (1921). Citizen Francois (representing France): 'Madame, permittez me, to pay my profound esteem to your engaging person! & to seal on your divine Lips my everlasting attachment!!!'. Britannia replies: 'Monsieur, you are truly a well-bred Gentleman! - & tho' you make me blush, yet, you Kiss so delicately, that I cannot refuse you; tho' I was sure you would Deceive me again!!!' Above them are portraits of George III and Napoleon, facing each other. After an engraving by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey on the occasion of the Treaty of Amiens which temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. The print is said to have much amused Napoleon. From "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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