Autumn 2010–January 2011
In partnership with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Nationalmuseum presents a major exhibition on the great rulers of the early 19th century.
Napoleon, Alexander and Karl Johan represent an era when a new world of imagery was developing as a result of Europe’s political upheavals between 1810 and 1815. This large-scale exhibition will consider topics such as visual manifestations of power, international politics and dynastic family ties, and art collecting.
Some 400 works will be on show, by artists including Jacques-Louis David, Francois Gérard and, we hope, J.A.D. Ingres. After the exhibition closes at Nationalmuseum, it will move on to our partner museum, the State Hermitage.
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte. Joseph-Nicolas Jouy after François Kinson. © Château de Versailles Photo: RMN