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Portrait of the Roi de Rome in blue vest

Artist: ISABEY Jean-Baptiste (1767-1855)

Date: 1815

Technique: Watercolour

Dimensions : H. 14 cm; W. 10.5 cm

Place:Rueil-Malmaison, musée national des châteaux de Malmaison etde Bois-Préau

Subjects: Imperial family, Roi de Rome

Credits: © RMN


Marie-Louise gave this painting as a gift to Madame Marchand, one of the Roi de Rome's nurses, upon her departure for Vienna.
Copies of this portrait exist, with minor variations in clothing and hair.

Find out more about Napoleon's heir in our close-up on: the birth of the Roi de Rome.


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