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Napoleon on St Helena

Artist: STEUBEN Charles (baron) (1788-1856)

Date: 1st half of the 19th century

Technique: oil on canvas

Dimensions : H. 0.62 m; W. 0.515 m

Place:Musée national napoléonien de l'île d'Aix

Subjects: Napoleon (1769-1821), St Helena (island of)

Key words: full-length portrait, exile, Longwood, Gourgaud

Credits: RMN


Study for the painting General Gourgaud taking dictation from the Emperor (private collection), lithographed by Belliard in 1842.


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