Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Snuffbox belonging to Queen Hortense

Snuffbox belonging to Queen Hortense

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At Napoléon’s request, Hortense married his brother Louis Bonaparte, and the two became king and queen of Holland. Although they had three sons (one of them the future Napoléon III), the marriage was unhappy and they separated in 1810. Hortense always remained supportive of her stepfather, which led to her banishment from France after his final defeat.

Gold box in red Morocco leather case


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011