Publishing grant> “Un palais pour l’Empereur, Napoléon Ier à Fontainebleau” (exhibition catalogue)

Un palais pour l'Empereur, Napoléon Ier à Fontainebleau © RMN-Grand Palais, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Fondation Napoléon has granted a subsidy for the publication of the catalogue of the exhibition “Un palais pour l’Empereur, Napoléon I à Fontainebleau”, which runs from 15 September 2021 to 3 January 2022.

The exhibition and its catalogue bear the label “2021 Année Napoléon” organised by the Fondation Napoléon for the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I: “Fontainebleau experienced a particularly sumptuous period under the First Empire (1804-1815) thanks to the new lease of life given to the palace, which was unoccupied and emptied of its furnishings in the aftermath of the French Revolution, and also thanks to the splendid lifestyle that prevailed there.”

The catalogue is divided into four main parts: I – Napoleon’s palace; II – The imperial and princely flats; III – The sculptures; IV – The gardens and the forest. The epilogue consists of the articles: Did Napoleon abdicate in the “abdication salon” (Jean Vittet); Fontainebleau for the ultimate stage? Farewells interpreted with great pomp by Dumoulin (Christophe Beyeler); An unpublished diary of the occupation of Fontainebleau in February 1814 (Alexandre Cousin); The writing desk called the Abdication desk (Jean Vittet).

more about this exhibition and catalogue (in English, museum website).

more about the “2021 Année Napoléon” at Fontainebleau.

14 September 2021