Subjects: Bonaparte (First Consul), Marengo (battle of), Military uniforms
Key words: dress, uniform, embroidery
This uniform appears notably the paintings by Lejeune and David. As with the model set for generals as established on 7 August 1798, it is made of woolen cloth coloured blue the army colour. Only the buttons are reproductions, copied from period pieces. The hat shown here, made by the hatmaker Poupard, was not worn at Marengo but is identical to that shown in the paintings and engravings representing the battle.