19th Century French School

Engraving Portraits Napoleon Era

Rp 9.331.000,00 IDR

Rare set of six portraits representing Napoleon and other characters made in Paris between 1804 and 1815 by an unknown engraver. Good condition, with some signs of wear. All portraits are numbered. The Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris has three of these portraits and the National Portrait Gallery in London, one.

The characters, represented clockwise with text indicating their titles, are:

- Napoleon I / Emperor of the French, King of Italy / Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.
- Napoleon Louis / French Prince / Royal Prince of Holland / Grand Duke of Berg and Cleves.
- Joachim Murat / Brother-in-law of H.M. / Grand Admiral of France / King of Naples and Sicily.
- Eugène Napoléon / French Prince / Archchancellor of State / Viceroy of Italy / Prince of Venice.
- Masséna / Duke of Rivoli / Marshal of the Empire.
- Ney / Duke of Elchingen / Marshal of the Empire.

References: Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris; Archives de France.

Artist: Unknown 
Medium: Engraving on paper.
Condition: Good condition.
Dimensions: 9 x 7 cm / 3 ½ x 2 ¾ in. (each).
Frame: 31.5 x 38 cm / 11 ½ x 15 in. Giltwood. Very good condition.
Origin: France.