Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Emperor’s tableware from St. Helena

Emperor’s tableware from St. Helena

Martin-Guillaume Biennais (knife) and Louis Nicolas Sommé (cutlery) -

To keep up his spirits, Napoléon dined formally most evenings with his friends and their wives. Despite their remote exile, they initially ate well on St. Helena. Later, when the English informed him they were reducing his food budget from 20,000 to 12,000 pounds a year, he was outraged. Low on funds, Napoléon had basketsful of his silver service hammered down and sold to raise money for his table. He would do this three times in all, making these pieces all the rarer.

Historical Provenance - Given by Joseph Bonaparte to his nephew, Nicolas Clary



Storm on the bastille, Paris historical picture scenery poster print wall chart picture

Storm on the bastille, Paris historical picture scenery poster print wall chart

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PONTILED 1880s FRENCH FIGURAL WINE BOTTLE FROSTED MAN & LADY STORMING BASTILLE picture

PONTILED 1880s FRENCH FIGURAL WINE BOTTLE FROSTED MAN & LADY STORMING BASTILLE

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1789-1889 FRENCH  EXPOSITION BRONZE MEDAL STORMING OF BASTILLE  SYMBOLIC RARE picture

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Press Photo

Press Photo "Storming of the Bastille" painting at The Carnavalet Museum, France

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1988 Press Photo Runners At The Storm The Bastille Evening Run, Milwaukee picture

1988 Press Photo Runners At The Storm The Bastille Evening Run, Milwaukee

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1985 Press Photo Starting Line Of Storm The Bastille Race, Summerfest picture

1985 Press Photo Starting Line Of Storm The Bastille Race, Summerfest

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011