Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

“Napoléon I”

“Napoléon I”

Antonio Canova - c. 1810

Napoléon had a great fondness for art that recalled the glory of the Roman empire. In Canova’s portrait, he is depicted as a Roman emperor. The image shows the toll that worry and constant warfare is taking on him, although he is only 41.

Historical Provenance - Bertrand family collection

Charcoal and graphite on paper

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