Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Napoléon I in Coronation Robe”

“Napoléon I in Coronation Robe”

Gobelins, after François Gérard - 1812

For his coronation, Napoléon wore a purple velvet cloak, lined with ermine and embroidered with bees. His crown was gold laurel leaves, intended to recall the glory of the Roman Republic. All of his life, he was conscious of symbolism and iconography. This oval tapestry was made after Gérard’s official painting. In total, nine copies were executed: eight busts and one full size. Louis XVIII ordered all of them destroyed, and only three survived: one in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; one in a private collection; and the one in this exhibition.

Historical Provenance - Prince Murat family collection

Tapestry



HELMET - MILITARY - NAPOLEONIC GENERAL - IMPERIAL GUARD 2ND LIGHT HORSE LANCERS  picture

HELMET - MILITARY - NAPOLEONIC GENERAL - IMPERIAL GUARD 2ND LIGHT HORSE LANCERS

$617.80



FRENCH YOUNG IMPERIAL GUARD OFFICER Shako Plate Napoleonic Wars 100 % ORIGINAL picture

FRENCH YOUNG IMPERIAL GUARD OFFICER Shako Plate Napoleonic Wars 100 % ORIGINAL

$600.00



FRENCH YOUNG IMPERIAL GUARD Shako Plate Napoleonic Wars 100 % ORIGINAL picture

FRENCH YOUNG IMPERIAL GUARD Shako Plate Napoleonic Wars 100 % ORIGINAL

$550.00



Scheibe Alsbach Porcelain Drummer Figurine Napoleon's Imperial Guard German Mark picture

Scheibe Alsbach Porcelain Drummer Figurine Napoleon's Imperial Guard German Mark

$400.00



NAPOLEONIC SWORD - SABRE - MARINES OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD picture

NAPOLEONIC SWORD - SABRE - MARINES OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD

$298.94



NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - THE INFANTRY picture

NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - THE INFANTRY

$52.21



Images © photo12.com-Pierre-Jean Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011