“Chapeau de Rivoli”, a gift from the artist Jean Gaudaire-Thor to the Fondation Napoléon

On 9 March 2022, the artist Jean Gaudaire-Thor officially donated his sculpture, Chapeau de Rivoli, to the Fondation Napoléon, during a convivial ceremony. In attendance were Jean Gaudaire-Thor, a member of his association, Joanna Letchimy and his secretary, Hervé Biseuil, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Conseil Départemental de Seine-et-Marne, Véronique Veau, Vice-President in charge of Culture and Heritage and departmental councillor for the canton of Saint Fargeau-Ponthierry, and her assistant, Isabelle Belot, Victor-André Masséna, Prince d’Essling and President of the Fondation Napoléon, Thierry Lentz, Director General of the Fondation Napoléon, and Fondation Napoléon staff.

Since 2015, Jean Gaudaire-Thor has been exploring the Napoleonic epic in order to give a new relevance to this extraordinary story. It is from a contemporary perspective that the artist has made us revisit this unique moment in our collective memory. 400 works (paintings, drawings, sculptures) made over the past five years have been presented in 2021 in Toulon, Fontainebleau, Sens, Ravenna and Cervia in Italy, as part of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon. See the artist’s website and the catalogue of the works.

17 March 2022

  • Sculpture "Chapeau de Rivoli by Jean Gaudaire-Thor, presented in the Salle Gourgaud © Fondation Napoléon - Rebecca Young
  • Victor-André Masséna, Prince d'Essling, President of the Fondation Napoléon, Jean Gaudaire-Thor, Véronique Veau, Vice-president in charge of Culture and Heritage, Departmental Councillor for the Canton of Saint Fargeau-Ponthierry, at the time of the artist's donation of the "Chapeau de Rivoli" to the Fondation Napoléon, 9 March 2022 © Fondation Napoléon - Rebecca Young
  • Jean Gaudaire-Thor presents his "Chapeau de Rivoli", the artwork he donated to the Fondation Napoléon, 9 March 2022 © Fondation Napoléon - Rebecca Young