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.