Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sketch for the painting “Le Belleser” (Belisarius)

Sketch for the painting “Le Belleser” (Belisarius)

Baron François Gérard - c. 1805-6

Baron Gérard dedicated this sketch to Talleyrand. It depicts 6th-century General Belisarius, who was one of the greatest military leaders of his time. His success brought him enemies though, and he was incriminated in a plot against the Emperor Justinian. For this, Belisarius was ordered blinded and stripped of all his possessions, reducing him to a beggar in the streets of Byzantium, where he had once commanded Roman armies.

Historical Provenance - Castle of Valençay collection



États de service d'un soldat de la Grande Armée picture

États de service d'un soldat de la Grande Armée

$363.80



Les armées françaises dans la Grande Guerre Tome VIII Armée d'Orient  23 Cartes picture

Les armées françaises dans la Grande Guerre Tome VIII Armée d'Orient 23 Cartes

$303.16



Poilus Ariégeois et la Grande Guerre - 17e Corps d'Armée - Centenaire  picture

Poilus Ariégeois et la Grande Guerre - 17e Corps d'Armée - Centenaire

$181.90



document      grand armee reglement 1808 prince de neufchatel, ref 6000 picture

document grand armee reglement 1808 prince de neufchatel, ref 6000

$224.34



ANTIQUE ART PRINT COLONNE DE LA GRANDE ARMEE NAPOLEON 1860 picture

ANTIQUE ART PRINT COLONNE DE LA GRANDE ARMEE NAPOLEON 1860

$195.00



GRANDE ARMEE Soldiers Retirement Diploma from the Artillery Corps  picture

GRANDE ARMEE Soldiers Retirement Diploma from the Artillery Corps

$200.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011