Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sketch for the painting “Le Belleser” (Belisarius)

Sketch for the painting “Le Belleser” (Belisarius)

Baron François Gérard - c. 1805-6

Baron Gérard dedicated this sketch to Talleyrand. It depicts 6th-century General Belisarius, who was one of the greatest military leaders of his time. His success brought him enemies though, and he was incriminated in a plot against the Emperor Justinian. For this, Belisarius was ordered blinded and stripped of all his possessions, reducing him to a beggar in the streets of Byzantium, where he had once commanded Roman armies.

Historical Provenance - Castle of Valençay collection



ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, REMOND, LAMY & CIE c.1800 picture

ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, REMOND, LAMY & CIE c.1800

$45000.66



ANTIQUE 18thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE c.1790 picture

ANTIQUE 18thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE c.1790

$38097.66



ANTIQUE 18thC GERMAN 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, HANAU c.1780 picture

ANTIQUE 18thC GERMAN 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, HANAU c.1780

$17388.66



1820s 18 Karat Tri-Color Russian Snuff Box picture

1820s 18 Karat Tri-Color Russian Snuff Box

$14500.00



ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN 18k FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF BOX, FELIX PAUL c.1810 picture

ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN 18k FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF BOX, FELIX PAUL c.1810

$13799.10



Antique 18k yellow gold snuff box by Adrien-Maximilien Vachette, Paris,1819-1838 picture

Antique 18k yellow gold snuff box by Adrien-Maximilien Vachette, Paris,1819-1838

$13400.00



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