The Distribution of the Eagle Standards

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The Distribution of the Eagle Standards is an 1810 painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting a ceremony arranged by Napoleon after his assumption of power as emperor.wikipedia
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The Distribution of the Eagle Standards is an 1810 painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting a ceremony arranged by Napoleon after his assumption of power as emperor.
These revolutionary ideals are also apparent in the Distribution of Eagles.

French Imperial Eagle

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Napoleon distributed "eagles" based on the Roman aquila of the legions of Rome.
This event was depicted in The Distribution of the Eagle Standards, an 1810 painting by Jacques-Louis David.

Napoleon

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The Distribution of the Eagle Standards is an 1810 painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting a ceremony arranged by Napoleon after his assumption of power as emperor.

Roman Empire

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In it he sought to revive the military ethos of the Roman empire.

Aquila (Roman)

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Napoleon distributed "eagles" based on the Roman aquila of the legions of Rome.

Departments of France

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The standards represented the regiments raised by the various Departments of France, and were intended to institute feelings of pride and loyalty among the troops who would be the backbone of Napoleon's new regime.

Nike (mythology)

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In early sketches of the painting David included a winged figure of Nike, the goddess of victory, floating over the troops, but Napoleon objected to such an unrealistic feature.

Empress Joséphine

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He also insisted that his wife Josephine be removed from the composition.

Adlocutio

Napoleon has his arm raised in imitation of ancient "adlocutio" scenes, which depict Classical heroes addressing troops.

Trajan's Column

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David's composition was heavily influenced by the friezes on Trajan's column.

1810 in art

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Jacques-Louis David – The Distribution of the Eagle Standards

Roman salute

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After the republican government was replaced by Napoleon's imperial régime, David further deployed the gesture in The Distribution of the Eagle Standards (1810).

The Tennis Court Oath (David)

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David's 1810 The Distribution of the Eagle Standards and his 1814 Leonidas at Thermopylae were directly inspired by The Tennis Court Oath.

Coronation of Napoleon I

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After the coronation the Emperor presented the imperial standards to each of his regiments.