He alone thought and acted at the operational level of war and, at places like Mottenotte, Castiglione, Rovereto and Bassano, Arcole
, and Rivoli, defeated opponents through an operational art centered on offensive maneuver warfare.
The same museum paid 53,750 euros for manuscripts that Napoleon edited at Saint Helena for his memoirs, including his account of his victorious Battle of the Bridge of Arcole
"Prospecto Del Nuevo Drama Heroico Original En Tres Actos: Bonaparte En El Paso Del Adige, Y La Batalla De Arcole
", Puebla de los Angeles, 1805, Felipe Teixedor, Adiciones a la imprenta de Puebla de J.
(Although O'Brien focuses his attention squarely on the Imperial period, the last chapter of his book, devoted to the almost wholly unexplored final two decades of Gros's career, provides one of the most original and illuminating accounts yet of late neoclassicism.) All of Gros's major canvases are discussed in detail, from the career-making Bonaparte at the Bridge of Arcole
of 1796 to the literally life-ending Hercules and Diomedes of 1835--it was largely in response to the negative criticism generated by this work that Gros committed suicide by throwing himself into a tributary of the Seine.
Buenos Aires?: Editions de La Rue du Canon d' Arcole
The French military attache's telegram to a recipient code-named Arcole
, on May 31st, informed French authorities that their British counterparts wanted French ships to assure the French troops' safe return home.
Gerard's portrait of Josephine and Napoleon on the bridge at Arcole
by Baron Gros, together with Josephine's prime version of The Three Graces by Canova (a complement to his ravishing Cupid and Psyche from the Yussupov collection) are all now in the Hermitage.