FORBES Christopher, HILL PERRELL Franklin, KAMM James J.,
Napoleon & Eugenie: Opulence & Splendor of France's Second Empire
Description: This catalogue accompanies the exhibition "Napoleon & Eugenie which is currently taking place at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbour, New York. The exhibition focusses on the Second Empire period, from 1852-1870, and the "triumphs of the reign of Napoleon and Eugenie", drawing from the collection of Christopher Forbes, who describes Napoleon III as "one of the great underrated world leaders."
Table of contents
Director's Introduction, by James J. Kamm
Napoleon & Eugenie: Opulence and Splendor of France's Second Empire, by Christopher Forbes
Napoleon III and the Bonapartes, by Franklin Hill Perrell
Napoleon & Eugenie: The Modern Times of the Second Empire, by Franklin Hill Perrell
Chronology of Napoleon III
Selected Bonaparte Family Tree
Place and publisher: Nassau County Museum of Art/Christopher Forbes
Date of publication: 2009
Number of pages: 56
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