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The Passage of Mount Saint Bernard

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1822

Artist:

Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824)
printed by Charles Étienne Pierre Motte (French, 1785-1836)

About this artwork

In this lithograph, Théodore Géricault depicted Napoleon Bonaparte as a young general leading French troops through the Alps via the treacherous Great Saint Bernard Pass. Napoleon had to bring his men, supplies, and weapons (all detailed here) through the mountains in order to cross into Northern Italy and fight the enemy Austrian army. The resulting French victory helped establish Napoleon as a popular military hero, which eventually enabled his ascent to emperor in 1804.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

Title

The Passage of Mount Saint Bernard

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1822

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 35.9 × 41.7 cm (14 3/16 × 16 7/16 in.); Sheet: 41.8 × 53.2 cm (16 1/2 × 21 in.)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1941.139

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