Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Apotheosis of Napoléon Bonaparte, First Consul of the Republic”

“Apotheosis of Napoléon Bonaparte, First Consul of the Republic”

Constance Meyer and Pierre-Paul Prudhon - 1803

Napoléon understood the value of controlling his image and using the arts to instill respect and admiration for himself and his policies. As if a conquering Roman general, the Consul stands on a chariot with a laurel crown on his head, symbolizing the passage from the Republic to the Empire era. The young women’s items represent both victory and death, joy and sorrow.

Oil on canvas



NAPOLEONIC GARDE DE BATTAILLE SWORD FROM 1 OF KING WILLIAM BODYGUARDS WATERLOO picture

NAPOLEONIC GARDE DE BATTAILLE SWORD FROM 1 OF KING WILLIAM BODYGUARDS WATERLOO

$7995.00



Napoleonic War Period 1796 P Heavy Cavalry Officer'c Dress Sword picture

Napoleonic War Period 1796 P Heavy Cavalry Officer'c Dress Sword

$7550.00



NAPOLEONIC BRITISH FRENCH MAMALUKE SWORD SHAMSHIR HIGH RANKING OFFICER CA 1790 picture

NAPOLEONIC BRITISH FRENCH MAMALUKE SWORD SHAMSHIR HIGH RANKING OFFICER CA 1790

$5995.00



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790

$5495.00



Massive French Napoleonic era CORPS IMPERIAL DU GENIE Pioneer Axe (sword,dagger) picture

Massive French Napoleonic era CORPS IMPERIAL DU GENIE Pioneer Axe (sword,dagger)

$4500.00



AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR NAPOLEONIC WARS HUSSAR HIGH OFFICER SWORD C 1780 picture

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR NAPOLEONIC WARS HUSSAR HIGH OFFICER SWORD C 1780

$4495.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011