Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


General Henri-Gratien Bertrandís box

General Henri-Gratien Bertrandís box

Martin Guillaume Biennais -

General Bertrand was one of four friends who chose to share Napolťonís exile. The others were General Tristan de Montholon, General Gaspard Gourgaud and Count Emmanuel de Las Cases. Also accompanying the Emperor in exile were Fanny Bertrand and Albine de Montholon, his friendsí loyal wives. After Napolťonís death, General Bertrand filled this box with souvenirs of the Emperor before leaving St. Helena.

Historical Provenance - Duc de Padou collection

Mahogany, brass, silk, green morocco


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011