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Tango0120 Mar 2019 9:07 p.m. PST

"The popularity of fans coincided with Napoleon's popularity of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. In fact, there were numerous fans related to Napoleon, and in France, "of the two hundred engravings deposited in the Biblothéque Nationale in … [1796] a hundred and fourteen were fan-designs mostly in praise of Napoleon."[1] These fans also depicted all sorts of activities related to his life.

One early fan for Napoleon was a wooden fan after he married Josephine de Beauharnis on 9 March 1796. The city of Paris ordered that a special stipple fan (below) be printed that shows Napoleon in the center being crowned with an oak wreath by "Abundance" and "Immortality." On either side, allegories of "Peace" and "War" are depicted in medallions. The inscription reads, "Dessiné Par Chaudet, Fontaine et Persier; Gravé Par Godefroy" indicating that it was drawn by Antoine Denis Chaudet, Charles Percier, and Pierre Fontaine and engraved by Jean Godefroy…."
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Armand

Gazzola21 Mar 2019 9:39 a.m. PST

Tango01

I think this post will get the Anti-Nappers hot under the collar. Fans of Napoleon. Love it. LOL

Tango0121 Mar 2019 11:34 a.m. PST

(smile)

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