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Author Day-Hickman, Barbara Ann, 1942-

Title Napoleonic art : nationalism and the spirit of rebellion in France (1815-1848) / Barbara Ann Day-Hickman
Published Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, [1999]


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Description 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents Prologue: Representing the Legend -- 1. Political Dissent and the Napoleonic Legend -- 2. The Pellerin Firm and Political Censorship -- 3. Creating the Popular Image -- 4. St. Napoleon -- 5. Orleanist Co-optation and Bonapartist Broadsides
Summary Scholars have long debated the mysterious popularity of the Napoleonic Legend, from the emperor's final defeat in 1815 to the astounding electoral victory of his nephew, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, in the presidential elections of 1848. In this book, the author demonstrates how broadsheet illustrations about Napoleon Bonaparte helped shape popular support in regional France for the "new" Bonaparte elected in 1848. Nicholas Pellerin, an avowed republican, and Pierre-Germain Vadet, a veteran of the Imperial wars and staunch bonapartist, promoted representations of Napoleon to criticize and undermine the political status quo. The author reveals how the Pellerin broadsheets about Napoleon sustained anti-Bourbon, anti-Orleanist sentiments during the several decades preceding the revolution of 1848
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-170) and index
Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Portraits.
Napoleon, Emperor of the French I, 1769-1821 -- Portraits
Nationalism and art -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Politics in art.
Popular culture -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Printed ephemera -- France -- History -- 19th century.
LC no. 97035761
ISBN 0874136156 (alk. paper)