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 Franēois 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



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

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

$75.00



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

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

$30.00



1935 Press Photo Reenactment of Peasants Storming Bastille - nee19042 picture

1935 Press Photo Reenactment of Peasants Storming Bastille - nee19042

$19.99



1987 Press Photo Runners Wait For Start Of

1987 Press Photo Runners Wait For Start Of "Storm The Bastille" Run - mja45026

$19.99



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

$19.99



NEW, 66ā€¯ x 78ā€¯ La Prise de la Bastille (Storming the Bastille) Wall Mural picture

NEW, 66ā€¯ x 78ā€¯ La Prise de la Bastille (Storming the Bastille) Wall Mural

$15.87



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011