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Napoleon I Bonaparte (1769-1821), kejsare av Frankrike
  • Napoleon I Bonaparte (1769-1821), kejsare av Frankrike

    TitleNapoleon I Bonaparte (1769-1821), kejsare av Frankrike
  • Technique/ MaterialWatercolour on ivory
  • DimensionsMått [dager]: (h x b) 5,5 x 35 cm
    Ram [med hänge]: (h x b x dj) 10,8 x 8,2 x 0,8 cm
  • DatingMade 1807
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jean Baptiste Isabey, French, born 1767, dead 1855
  • Depicted PersonNapoleon I, French, born 1769-08-15, dead 1821-05-05
  • CategoryPaintings, Miniatures
  • Inventory No.NMB 951
  • AcquisitionGift 1927 consul Hjalmar Wicander
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    When Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed himself emperor, he resumed the use from the royal rule to hand out gifts in the form of gold boxes with a portrait of the ruler. Isabey, favourite artist of empress Joséphine, was asked to deliver a large number of boxes. The model occasionally wanted to approve the result before the miniature was mounted, and Isabey’s works were then sometimes criticized. In 1807 he delivered 25 boxes, hence the exact dating.