Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sketch of cruets and tray used at the Emperorís coronation

Sketch of cruets and tray used at the Emperorís coronation

Charles Percier - 1804

Many beautiful objects were required to assist in the anointing in oil, washing of hands, dispersal of incense, reading of texts, and so forth during the Coronation.

Historical Provenance - The Percier collection

Indian ink on paper


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011