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A l'Empereur Napoléon I la ville de Paris

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1854 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oudiné, Eugène André, born 1810 - died 1887 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    struck bronze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal by the French medallist Oudiné was dedicated to the memory of Napoleon I by the city of Paris. The obverse of this medal reproduces the Apotheosis of the Emperor Napoleon I, a fresco painted in 1853 by French neoclassical artist J.A.D. Ingres, to adorn the ceiling of the hall of the Hotel de Ville in Paris until its destruction by fire during the Commune in 1871. The sketch for this painting still exists in the collection of the Musée Carnavalet in Paris.
Eugène André Oudiné (1810–1887), French sculptor and medallist. Many of his sculptures are seen in public spaces in Paris. For the Hotel de Ville in Paris he executed fourteen bas-reliefs, which were destroyed in 1871.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1854 (made)


Oudiné, Eugène André, born 1810 - died 1887 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

struck bronze


Diameter: 7.62 cm

Object history note

Given by Monsieur le Préfet de la Seine in 1875.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, dedicated by the City of Paris to the memory of Napoleon I, by Eugène André Oudiné, French, 1854

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1875, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 55
Duchamp, Michel, 'L'Apothéose de Napoléon par Adolphe David', The Medal, no. 38, 2001, pp. 56-62, pp. 60-61, figs. 7-8



Subjects depicted

Apotheosis; The arms of Paris


Coins & Medals; Royalty


Sculpture Collection

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