Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“General Bonaparte Commanding the Army of Italy in 1797”

“General Bonaparte Commanding the Army of Italy in 1797”

Andrea Appiani, engraved by Alix - c. 1797

The is the first known portrait of Napoléon. It captures the courage and decisiveness of the 28-year-old general, who during the first Italian campaign, defeated three opposing armies with forces outnumbered two to one.

Engraving


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011