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



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790

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NAPOLEONIC FRENCH LION HEAD HIGH OFFICER GRAND ARMEE SWORD CONSULAR PERIOD 1799 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH LION HEAD HIGH OFFICER GRAND ARMEE SWORD CONSULAR PERIOD 1799

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Elias pharaoh. interprètre grand army. naturalized louis xviii Barbé-marbois. 1815 picture

Elias pharaoh. interprètre grand army. naturalized louis xviii Barbé-marbois. 1815

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Streffleur grand army army food organization management field-post 1854 picture

Streffleur grand army army food organization management field-post 1854

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Service record of a soldier of the great army picture

Service record of a soldier of the great army

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French armies in the great war volume viii army of orient 23 cards picture

French armies in the great war volume viii army of orient 23 cards

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011