Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Print - Napoleon's Dream

Napoleon's Dream
Roger Smith, 2013

Napoleon's Dream (framed)
Roger Smith, 2013
Framed and unframed versions are available here.

Why Napoleon?

Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign (1798 - 1801) was an opportunity for the artists and naturalists in his entourage to record the 'weird' and wonderful' creatures that they observed along the way.  These renditions included bats and snakes.

The 150 hand-picked scientists, artists and engineers who accompanied the 55,000 troops of the Armée de l'Orient to Egypt  were known as the savants.
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