Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sketch for “Battle of the Pyramids”

Sketch for “Battle of the Pyramids”

François-André Vincent - c. 1800

In this French victory, the brave, though lightly armed Mamelukes were no match for the heavy guns of the French forces, formed here in squares. Overwhelmed, the Egyptian infantry panicked, scattered and tried to escape by swimming the Nile. Always the student of history, Napoléon preceeded the military engagement by telling his troops, “Soldiers, from the height of these pyramids forty centuries look down upon you.”

Historical Provenance - Ordered by Napoléon for Marshal Louis Berthier

Ink and sepia wash



MONTBLANC - Patron of Art - Full Set - Medici to Napoleon - Fountain Pen - New picture

MONTBLANC - Patron of Art - Full Set - Medici to Napoleon - Fountain Pen - New

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Antique Pitcher Decanter Cooler Glass Victor Saglier Eagle Napoleonic Empire picture

Antique Pitcher Decanter Cooler Glass Victor Saglier Eagle Napoleonic Empire

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RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C picture

RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C

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Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial picture

Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial

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Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French picture

Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French

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Pair Monumental Wall Application Napoleon III After J B.Klagmann F-Aas-10 picture

Pair Monumental Wall Application Napoleon III After J B.Klagmann F-Aas-10

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011