Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) Emperor of France

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

    This bust of Napoleon, produced after an original by the French sculptor and history painter Antoine Denis Chaudet (1763-1810) is one of the copies produced at a rate of up to 500 a year at the Carrara workshops, organised by the Emperor's sister Elisa, for distribution to French territories at the height of the Empire. According to the inscription on this bust it was produced for Florence, when Italy was under the domination of France.

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    People
    Napoléon I, Napoléon Bonaparte)
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    marble, bust (as object name), marble bust
  • Details
    Title
    Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) Emperor of France
    Date
    Medium
    Marble bust
    Dimensions
    height: 67.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Jean-Paul Lagarde, Paris, August 1971
    Inscription
    front: NAPOLEON ; on left side: AD PRAEFETURUM / FLORENTIAE
    Provenance
    Originally made for Prefecture of Florence; purchased from Jean-Paul Lagarde, Paris, August 1971
    GAC number
    12042