Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sketch of Eugène de Beauharnais’ sabretache for the Emperor’s coronation

Sketch of Eugène de Beauharnais’ sabretache for the Emperor’s coronation

Carle Vernet - 1804

This drawing shows the power of the Imperial emblem Napoléon selected for his coronation—the single-headed eagle. Other contenders were the cock, the lion and the elephant.

Historical Provenance - Picot collection

Watercolor and gouache on paper


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011