Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

“Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord”

“Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord”

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - c. 1975

A man of great culture and diplomatic ability, Talleyrand played a major role in Napoléon’s foreign policy. Unfortunately, his avarice matched his diplomatic skills, so he increasingly played a double role, representing the interests of France’s enemies at the same time that he was negotiating on behalf of the Emperor.

Historical Provenance - Prince Joachim Murat collection

Graphite on paper

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