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Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Napoleon on the Nile

June 8, 2006-April 29, 2007

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Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt, at the Dahesh Museum of Art brings together Orientalist paintings from the museum's permanent collection along with more than 80 large engraved plate illustrations from the seminal, twenty-four volume Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822). Produced by the French government, Déscription was wholly responsible for sparking the Orientalism movement in 19th-century European painting, graphic art, architecture and the decorative arts.

Napoleon on the Nile… is divided into five sections: Napoleon and the Egyptian Campaign; The Savants and the Institut d'Égypte; Ancient Egypt; Natural History; and Modern Egypt. Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, Stan Parchin, has here assembled a gallery of highlights for your viewing pleasure.

Special thanks to Pamela Dunn, Dahesh Museum Media Relations, for her generous assistance in obtaining these images.
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Image © Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Joseph, Overseer of Pharaoh's Granaries, 1874Photo Courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Portico Column, Dendera, Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822)Photo Courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Six Costumes and Portraits, Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822)Image © Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.The Ruins of the Temple at Luxor, ca. 1890
Image © Princeton University Art Museum; Used with permission.Napoleon in Egypt, ca. 1867-68Image © Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.A Snake Charmer (Medinet Habu, Thebes), 1872Image © Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.The Temple of Karnak, The Great Hypostyle Hall, 1890Photo Courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Memphis and its Surroundings, Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822)
© The David Markham Collection; Used with permission.Small Box Depicting Napoleon at the Pyramids, Nineteenth CenturyPhoto Courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Edfu (Apollinopolis Magna), Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822)Photo Courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Debris of the Colossal Statue of Ozymandias, Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822)Photo Courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art; Used with permission.Panels from the Room of Harps, Thebes, Déscription de l'Égypte (1809-1822)
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