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Napoleon I

Artist: GIRODET (after)

Technique: oil on canvas

Place:Dépôt du Louvre at the Musée national de la Maison Bonaparte, Ajaccio

Subjects: Coronation, Napoleon (Emperor of the French)

Key words: portrait, crown, necklace, Légion d'honneur

Credits: Fondation Napoléon


This painting shows two of the "honneurs de l'Empereur" worn during the coronation but today destroyed: the necklace of the Légion d'honneur (melted down to be replaced by another version) and the coronation crown, melted down during the Restoration.


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