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



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

$2295.00



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

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

$527.23



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

Streffleur grand army army food organization management field-post 1854

$373.28



Service record of a soldier of the great army picture

Service record of a soldier of the great army

$316.34



Grande Armee 1799-1815 Rare Medal & Ribbon picture

Grande Armee 1799-1815 Rare Medal & Ribbon

$250.00



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