Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Fragment of Napoléon’s original coffin

Fragment of Napoléon’s original coffin

- 1821

When the French government took Napoléon’s body from St. Helena in 1840, they placed it in a new coffin. The original coffin was cut into pieces as souvenirs, of which General Bertrand got the largest section.

Historical Provenance - Bertrand family collection

Mahogany


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011