Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Napoléon Laid Out on His Austerlitz Camp Bed”

“Napoléon Laid Out on His Austerlitz Camp Bed”

Captain Frederick Marryat - May 6, 1821

Captain Frederick Marryat rendered this sketch 14 hours after Napoléon’s passing. Marryat was temporary commander of the ship Rosario, which took the dispatches announcing the death to England.

Historical Provenance - Frederick Marryat collection

Graphite on paper


Images © photo12.com-Pierre-Jean Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011