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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160798

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1848 and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (Inv. no. RF 1982-75). Two smaller versions can be found in the Royal Collection Trust (RCIN 404874) and The Walker Art Galelry in Liverpool (WAG 2990). Painted over thrity year's after the Napoleon's death, the work depicts the First Consul (1769-1821) crossing the St Bernard Pass towards Austria in 1800. He rides on a blinkered mule led by a locla guide who stands to the side. Part of his military entourage can be seen in the background. 

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (1769-1821)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs