The proclamation of the Roman Republic in Piazza del Campidoglio

Jean Duplessi-Bertaux e Robert Delaunay, Proclamazione della Repubbica Romana sulla Piazza del Campidoglio, 1798

Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (1747 - 1819) e Robert Delaunay (1749 - 1814)

Material and technique: 
(da Carle A. Vernet, 1758 - 1836) Engraving
inv. mn 490

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

In 1796 the French army led by the young general Napoleon Bonaparte, fresh from brilliant victories in Piemont and Lombardy, invaded the Legations of Ravenna, Ferrara and Bologna. Pope Pius VI was compelled immediately to sign the Armistice of Bologna, ratified the next year by the Peace of Tolentino, which obliged him to hand over 100 works of art and 100 manuscript books from the Vatican Library.

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