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The Army takes an Oath to the Emperor after the Distribution of Eagles, 5 December 1804

Jacques-Louis David1810

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

The painting now forms a perfect pendant to the second version of the Coronation of the Emperor that has been hung in this room. Photo © EPV/ Jean-Marc Manaï

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  • Title: The Army takes an Oath to the Emperor after the Distribution of Eagles, 5 December 1804
  • Creator: Jacques Louis David
  • Date Created: 1810
  • Physical Dimensions: w9310 x h6100 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, 19th century
  • Provenance: Commissioned for the Salle du Trône of the Tuileries palace. Executed in collaboration with I. Degotti for the perspectives and modified by the artist in 1810. Mentioned in the Salle des Gardes of the Tuileries until 1814 and in the artist's studio in 1816, and handed over to the administration of the royal museums in 1820. Entered Versailles in 1837 in the Coronation room in the reign of Louis-Philippe, 19th century.
  • Original Title: Serment de l'armée fait à l'Empereur après la distribution des aigles, 5 décembre 1804

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