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



Antique Rare Bronze Table Medal Imperial Russia For The Battle of Borodino picture

Antique Rare Bronze Table Medal Imperial Russia For The Battle of Borodino

$490.00



Antique copper plate

Antique copper plate "The Battle of Borodino"

$200.00



WWI Cup Signed Battle Borodino Imperial Russia Copper Double Headed Eagle Crown picture

WWI Cup Signed Battle Borodino Imperial Russia Copper Double Headed Eagle Crown

$190.00



SET Bronze Solid Brass Tea Glass Holder Battle Borodino Napoleon Kutuzov picture

SET Bronze Solid Brass Tea Glass Holder Battle Borodino Napoleon Kutuzov

$102.99



BARADZINSKAYA BATTLE BORODINO STREET SIGN Old Metal PLAQUE Russian Soviet Enamel picture

BARADZINSKAYA BATTLE BORODINO STREET SIGN Old Metal PLAQUE Russian Soviet Enamel

$55.00



1912 Imperial Russia NAPOLEON WAR BORODINO BATTLE Russian TIN BOX picture

1912 Imperial Russia NAPOLEON WAR BORODINO BATTLE Russian TIN BOX

$49.00



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