Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

“King Louis XVIII”

“King Louis XVIII”

- c. 1814

An unimaginative and inept ruler, Louis XVIII, wasted little time in reinstituting many of the privileges of the ancient régime after his ascendancy in 1814. When Napoléon escaped from Elba in 1815, the King fled, refusing to even try to defend Paris.

Oil on canvas

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011