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Battle of Aboukir

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Title

Battle of Aboukir

Description

Napoleon’s eventual acquisition of political power may be attributed partly to his success in publicizing his Egyptian campaign as a great victory for France that spread the values of the Revolution. These engravings by the writer and artist Vivant Denon were published in 1802, four years after the campaign when Napoleon was already in power. This first image depicts The Battle of the Pyramids where, within three weeks of landing, Napoleon encountered the opposition and routed them with only thirty French soldiers killed.

Creator

Dominique-Vivant Denon (designer)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/139/
Collection Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 142, Pièces 12454-12529, période : 1798-1799

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

139
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE FOL-QB-201 (142)

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

16 x 49.5 cm

Title (English)

Battle of Abukir

Title (French)

Combat d’Abou-qyr