Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


"Crossing the Bridge at Lodi"

Engraving after Carle Vernet - c. 1806

At Lodi, during the First Italian Campaign, facing heavy fire from Austrian guns on the far bank, Napoléon decided to storm the river's wooden bridge. Astride a white horse, he road up and down the ranks, working his troops' courage up to a fever pitch. With the drum and fifes playing La Marseillaise, he gave the order and the French forces charged, shouting, "Vive la République!" By the end of the day, victory was theirs. This day was a psychological turning point for Napoléon, who became truly aware of his extraordinary powers of leadership.



Napoleon Bonaparte Military Content Letter Signed picture

Napoleon Bonaparte Military Content Letter Signed

$8750.00



Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed as Emperor of France picture

Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed as Emperor of France

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Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed w a Large Signature picture

Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed w a Large Signature

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Napoleon Bonaparte Authentic Signed 7.75x12 1808 Letter Autographed BAS #AB14666 picture

Napoleon Bonaparte Authentic Signed 7.75x12 1808 Letter Autographed BAS #AB14666

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Thomas Clarkson - Autograph Letter Signed - re/ Napoleon & His Work on Abolition picture

Thomas Clarkson - Autograph Letter Signed - re/ Napoleon & His Work on Abolition

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antique silver Wax Seal, statue Napoleon I, initials / letters: E. R. or R. E. picture

antique silver Wax Seal, statue Napoleon I, initials / letters: E. R. or R. E.

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