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The Discovery of Egypt: Vivant Denon's Travels with Napoleon's Army
Dominique-Vivant Denon was a lover of the Empress Josephine, a compulsive collector, the first director of the Louvre museum and Bonaparte's adviser on artistic matters. Indeed, Denon was known as 'Napoleon's eye'. But the man who impressed the emperor with his courteous manners and his talent for pornographic drawing was also the primary force behind revealing Egypt's civ ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by The History Press
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Asked to accompany Napoleon on his Egyptian campaign, the artist Vivant Denon discovered a world few people had seen. Through his incomparable drawings he introduced the world to the mysteries of Egypt. Magnificent drawings of many ruins now lost to time.