Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Central Nave of Notre-Dame Cathedral” from the “Book of the Coronation”

“Central Nave of Notre-Dame Cathedral” from the “Book of the Coronation”

Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine - 1807

Completed after nearly two centuries in 1345, Notre-Dame has stood at the heart of French history for hundreds of years. In 1793, with the closure of many of the French churches, the cathedral was vandalized and looted. For nearly a decade, it was used as a warehouse for food. Napoléon restored religious freedoms in 1802. The coronation at Notre-Dame two years later elevated this powerful symbol of the country to its rightful place once again.

Historical Provenance - Talleyrand collection

Engraving and watercolor



THOMAS JEFFERSON, JAMES MADISON, DAVID GELSTON SIGNED DOCUMENT, 1ST BARBARY WAR picture

THOMAS JEFFERSON, JAMES MADISON, DAVID GELSTON SIGNED DOCUMENT, 1ST BARBARY WAR

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STEPHEN DECATUR & STEPHEN DECATUR SR. SIGNED, U.S. NAVY, BARBARY WARS, WAR 1812 picture

STEPHEN DECATUR & STEPHEN DECATUR SR. SIGNED, U.S. NAVY, BARBARY WARS, WAR 1812

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Cadet Sweets Trading Card 1959 Pirate Buccaneer PSA 10 Barbary Cannon war ships picture

Cadet Sweets Trading Card 1959 Pirate Buccaneer PSA 10 Barbary Cannon war ships

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1805 PORTLAND GAZETTE NEWSPAPER END OF WAR WITH BARBARY PIRATES picture

1805 PORTLAND GAZETTE NEWSPAPER END OF WAR WITH BARBARY PIRATES

$300.00



Puritan and Cavalier The English Civil war by James Barbary Hard cover picture

Puritan and Cavalier The English Civil war by James Barbary Hard cover

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THOMAS JEFFERSON Letter re. USS Philadelphia Capture First Barbary War 1803 News picture

THOMAS JEFFERSON Letter re. USS Philadelphia Capture First Barbary War 1803 News

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