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I ritratti di Napoleone dipinti da Andrea Appiani: un inedito e alcune precisazioni

Francesco Leone    Università degli Studi «G. D’Annunzio» Chieti-Pescara, Italia    

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abstract

Andrea Appiani (1754‑1817) was the inventor of Napoleon’s iconography in Italy, whose myth he shaped through the portraits he dedicated to him. These paintings show the different iconographic approaches that Bonaparte gave to his image over time. This essay compares the well-known portraits of Napoleon painted by Appiani with a significant unpublished canvas, setting out specific circumstances and dates from archival documents and ancient sources beneath the lens of previous bibliography.

Published
Dec. 4, 2023
Accepted
June 23, 2023
Submitted
June 15, 2023
Language
IT

Keywords: Antoine-Jean GrosNapoleonAndrea AppianiGiuseppe BossiPortraitNeoclassicismEmpireMilanJacques-Louis David

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