Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

Doodle drawn by Napoléon

Doodle drawn by Napoléon

Napoléon Bonaparte - c. 1806

Abstract ink drawing reminiscent of a spider’s web done on a letter from Tuileries. It is rare for any personal scribbles such as this to survive, as most were disposed of at the time.

Historical Provenance - Berlioz collection

India ink on paper

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011