Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Napoléon I in Coronation Robe”

“Napoléon I in Coronation Robe”

Gobelins, after François Gérard - 1812

For his coronation, Napoléon wore a purple velvet cloak, lined with ermine and embroidered with bees. His crown was gold laurel leaves, intended to recall the glory of the Roman Republic. All of his life, he was conscious of symbolism and iconography. This oval tapestry was made after Gérard’s official painting. In total, nine copies were executed: eight busts and one full size. Louis XVIII ordered all of them destroyed, and only three survived: one in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; one in a private collection; and the one in this exhibition.

Historical Provenance - Prince Murat family collection

Tapestry



1912 Imperial Russia NAPOLEON WAR BORODINO BATTLE Russian TIN BOX picture

1912 Imperial Russia NAPOLEON WAR BORODINO BATTLE Russian TIN BOX

$49.00



Vintage Russian podstakannik 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino,USSR picture

Vintage Russian podstakannik 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino,USSR

$49.99



Tsarist Russia postcard post stamp 1913 NAPOLEON Ataman Platov Cossacks BORODINO picture

Tsarist Russia postcard post stamp 1913 NAPOLEON Ataman Platov Cossacks BORODINO

$39.00



Tsarist Russia postcard 1909s NAPOLEON war. Battle of Borodino. Corpses death. picture

Tsarist Russia postcard 1909s NAPOLEON war. Battle of Borodino. Corpses death.

$37.00



Old Russian KAMPEL postcard 1913s Borodino Napoleon Church (With traces battle)  picture

Old Russian KAMPEL postcard 1913s Borodino Napoleon Church (With traces battle)

$35.00



Vintage Pin Russian Battle of Borodino Memorial Monument Commemorative  picture

Vintage Pin Russian Battle of Borodino Memorial Monument Commemorative

$32.50



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