The Congress of Vienna met 1814-15 to redraw the map of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. Of course, Napoleon was not invited, nor was the French government but Talleyrand’s masterful diplomacy finally got the French to the table.
The Unteres Belvedere and Orangerie will host the Europa in Wien. Der Wiener Kongress von 1814/15 (Europe in Vienna. The Congress of Vienna 1814/15) from 20 February to 21 June 2015. On display will be amongst others the Belvedere’s own copy of David’s Napoleon:
Jacques Louis David, Napoleon at the Great St. Bernhard, 1801
Oil on canvas
275 x 232 cm
© Belvedere, Vienna