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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/34
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 151 mm, mounted, monochrome. Napoleon crossing the Alps (cf #33).
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Whole: Is a representation of General Napoleon Buonaparte (1769-1821), exhorting his troops as they crossed the Alps to engage the Austrians at the battle of Marengo in May 1800. It was derived from the famous painting by Jaques Louis David (1748-1825). Outlined in dots, it was probably transferred at a later date from one of the popular prints of David's painting.

Related record(s):
  • Y: 62/15/33
  • Height: 151mm
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