Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Fragment of cloak worn by Napoléon at the Battle of Marengo

Fragment of cloak worn by Napoléon at the Battle of Marengo

- c. 1800

On his death, the cloak worn by Napoléon during one of his greatest victories was placed over his corpse. Captain J. W. Crossley later cut a piece as a souvenir. The remainder of the cloak was burnt in a fire in London in 1825, and this is believed to be the only surviving fragment.

Historical Provenance - Lazarus collection

Wool cloth embroidered with gold thread


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