Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

“The Ray” from “Description of Egypt”

“The Ray” from “Description of Egypt”

Annotations by Pierre Joseph Redouté -

The artist has marked this proof prior to its finalization as a plate for engraving. Both Redouté and Saint-Hilaire formed part of Napoléon’s scientific corps in Egypt. Saint-Hilaire went on to become a general, fighting at Austerlitz, Eylau, and other decisive battles.

Engraving with ink

Images © Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011