Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

Eagle of the Hundred Days

Eagle of the Hundred Days

- 1815

During the “Hundred Days” between Napoléon’s escape from exile on the Island of Elba and his final defeat at Waterloo, the Imperial symbol of the eagle took on added significance. Legend has it that eagles began to circle overhead from the moment the Emperor landed at Golfe-Juan on the Riviera, and continued to do so throughout his journey to Paris.

Gilded wood

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011