Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

Study for “18th Brumaire”

Study for “18th Brumaire”

Francoise Bouçhot - c. 1840

This study for a illustrative series commissioned by King Louis-Philippe, shows Napoléon in the Council of Five Hundred on November 10, 1799. The Council, presided over by his brother Lucien, was meeting in St. Cloud, a suburb of Paris. At this stage it was unclear whether Napoléon’s attempt to take over the government would succeed.

Historical Provenance - Pierre Miquel collection

Sepia Ink on Paper

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011