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Napoleon on the Nile

Organized by the Dahesh Museum of Art, Napoleon on the Nile brings together more than 80 large, exquisitely detailed, engraved plate illustrations from the massive, encyclopedic compendium known as Description de l'Egypte (1809-28), long considered the foundational work of modern Egyptology, along with vivid 19th-century Orientalist paintings that were influenced by them, and a selection of campaign letters and documents, to explore the artistic legacy of General Napoleon Bonaparte's brief occupation of Egypt, begun in 1798 and ending in 1801.

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