Napoleon's Army in the Alps

Description
This lithograph, Passage de l’armé française à; l’hospice du Mont Saint-Bernard 15 Mai 1800 by Hippolyte Bellangé, shows Napoleon’s daring crossing of the Alps via the Great St. Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border with his army of 40,000 men. It was published with eleven other military views, including the Battle of Marengo, in a portfolio. Entitled Souvenirs militaires de la Republique, du Consulat et de l’Empire (Military Memories of the Republic, the Consulate, and the Empire), the firm of Gihaut introduced the album in 1834. It was the last but one in an annual series that Bellangé inaugurated in 1823. The prints in these portfolios included military views and some genre scenes.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1833
graphic artist
Bellangé, Hippolyte
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 19 cm x 30.5 cm; 7 1/2 in x 12 in
sheet: 19.5 cm x 24.5 cm; 7 11/16 in x 9 5/8 in
ID Number
GA.15317
catalog number
15317
accession number
94830
Credit Line
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
subject
Battle Scenes
European History
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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