Napoleon Crossing the Alps Antique Bronze & Marble Plaque

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This Belle Epoque period plaque of Napoleon, fourth quarter 19th century, depicts Napoleon crossing the Alps, after the oil paintings by Jacques-Louis David which were completed between 1801 and 1805. Executed in gilt-bronze affixed to green marble with an engine-turned frame topped by a gilt-bronze crown, inscribed "Bonaparte, Hannibal, Karolus Magnus, (Charlemagne)".  Diamter is 11".  Charlemagne was Charles I or Charles the Great. Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca (247 – 183/182 BC) was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War.

Item Details

Reference #:
ha-1523A
Quantity
1
Category
Fine Art
Department
Antiques
Year
19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
11.00 x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Excellent
Material
bronze, marble