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Portrait of the Roi de Rome

Artist: ISABEY Jean-Baptiste (1767-1855)

Date: 1812

Place:Bibliothèque Thiers, Fondation Dosne-Thiers (Paris)

Subjects: Imperial family, Roi de Rome

Credits: © APP Photo Serge Montval


Isabey was commissioned by Marie-Louise to paint a series of portraits of the infant Roi de Rome. He completed seven paintings, including a number of miniatures, one of which can be found in the clasp of a bracelet belonging to the empress.
This particular work dates from 1812 and features as part of the exhibition "Enfance impériale - le roi de rome, fils de Napoléon".
Find out more about Napoleon's heir in our close-up on: the birth of the Roi de Rome.


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