Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Bonaparte on Horseback in Cairo with His Staff”

“Bonaparte on Horseback in Cairo with His Staff”

Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet - c. 1820

Patterning himself after Alexander the Great, Napoléon invited well-known scholars, scientists and artists to accompany the army to Egypt in May 1798. They would document all they found for three years. The scholars' or savants' (as they were known) investigation of the "Rosetta Stone," first discovered in 1799 by French soldiers building a fort at Rosetta near Rashid, would ultimately lead to the modern decipherment of Egyptian heiroglyphics.

Historical Provenance - the collection of Charles-Roux

Watercolor and gouache



États de service d'un soldat de la Grande Armée picture

États de service d'un soldat de la Grande Armée

$355.68



Les armées françaises dans la Grande Guerre Tome VIII Armée d'Orient  23 Cartes picture

Les armées françaises dans la Grande Guerre Tome VIII Armée d'Orient 23 Cartes

$296.40



Poilus Ariégeois et la Grande Guerre - 17e Corps d'Armée - Centenaire  picture

Poilus Ariégeois et la Grande Guerre - 17e Corps d'Armée - Centenaire

$177.84



document      grand armee reglement 1808 prince de neufchatel, ref 6000 picture

document grand armee reglement 1808 prince de neufchatel, ref 6000

$219.34



ANTIQUE ART PRINT COLONNE DE LA GRANDE ARMEE NAPOLEON 1860 picture

ANTIQUE ART PRINT COLONNE DE LA GRANDE ARMEE NAPOLEON 1860

$195.00



GRANDE ARMEE Soldiers Retirement Diploma from the Artillery Corps  picture

GRANDE ARMEE Soldiers Retirement Diploma from the Artillery Corps

$200.00



Images © photo12.com-Pierre-Jean Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011