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



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



‎‎Napoleon Ist and The Imperial Guard - Eugene Fieffe Leather Bound French Text picture

‎‎Napoleon Ist and The Imperial Guard - Eugene Fieffe Leather Bound French Text

$345.00



Brown Art 1/6 Scale Napoleonic Subaltern of The French Imperial Guard BA-0007 picture

Brown Art 1/6 Scale Napoleonic Subaltern of The French Imperial Guard BA-0007

$239.95



French Napoleonic Imperial Guard, Chess and Chevrons Officers, Generic picture

French Napoleonic Imperial Guard, Chess and Chevrons Officers, Generic

$189.00



French Napoleonic Epaulettes Colonel of the Imperial Guard picture

French Napoleonic Epaulettes Colonel of the Imperial Guard

$189.00



1806 Letter France Imperial Guard Chasseurs Regiment Napoleon Waterloo Battle  picture

1806 Letter France Imperial Guard Chasseurs Regiment Napoleon Waterloo Battle

$119.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011