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



 Jean Antoine Houdon  (French 1741–1828)

Jean Antoine Houdon (French 1741–1828) "Cupid" Bronze Sculpture 19 century

$8500.00



Bust Juliette Recamiere After A.Houdon 19. Jh.terrakotta France Classic picture

Bust Juliette Recamiere After A.Houdon 19. Jh.terrakotta France Classic

$2141.64



Diane After J A.Houdon Metal bronzed Zinc cast France Circa 1880 Classic picture

Diane After J A.Houdon Metal bronzed Zinc cast France Circa 1880 Classic

$1963.17



Very Early Bust J.Rousseau After J A.Houdon (1741-1828) Bronze France picture

Very Early Bust J.Rousseau After J A.Houdon (1741-1828) Bronze France

$1368.27



Porträtbüste Molière After J.A.Houdon Bronze ca. 1860/1880 France picture

Porträtbüste Molière After J.A.Houdon Bronze ca. 1860/1880 France

$1047.02



BACCARAT French Crystal Knife Rests x12 model CHERUB Antique Sculptu Houdon RARE picture

BACCARAT French Crystal Knife Rests x12 model CHERUB Antique Sculptu Houdon RARE

$950.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011