This song seems appropriate for the subject matter I'm dealing with at the moment.
This huge bust of Napoleon is the work of Lorenzo Bartolini, dating back to 1805. It captures him in imperial glory, evoking the Roman style. The neck is longer than it should be for a good reason- this once dominated the entrance of the Louvre (the Musee Napoleon in his day), and people would have to look up at it, and so elongating the neck was a visual requirement.
The Conscripts of 1807 Marching Past Saint-Denis Gate is the title of this oil painting by Louis-Leopold Boilly.
Boilly also painted this, The Galleries Of The Palais-Royal, which depicts an area near the Louvre which was considered a fashionable meeting place. By evening it was a place known for prostitutes to sell their services- the story goes that as a fresh faced lieutenant, Napoleon lost his virginity here.
This oil painting caught my eye- an artist named Bizard painted this in 1802. The Pump On The Cours-la-Reine depicts efforts to supply Paris with water at the time, amid construction projects like the Ourcq Canal.
The Garden of The Museum Of French Monuments, A Former Convent of The Petits-Augustins is the title of this painting by Hubert Robert. A former convent that served as a place of safety for decorative sculptures saved during the worst of the French Revolution, this was dismantled when Napoleon's empire finally fell.
Here are two takes on the same item, with and without an onlooker, which I think actually added to the scene. This is one of the large scale reproductions in the exhibit, the original of which is an 1810 painting by Jean-Baptiste Regnault, titled, Napoleon Signing The Marriage Contract Of Jerome Bonaparte and Catherine of Wurtemberg, August 22, 1807.