This exceptional exhibition of more than 200 pieces from the Fondation's collection (M. Lapeyre and acquisitions) is a journey to the heart of imperial society. On show will be:
- masterpieces of Sèvres porcelain, 19 plates from the emperor's personal service, known as the «Service des Quartiers Généraux» (the headquarters service);
- remarkable pieces of cabinet making, gold work, porcelain and jewelry once owned by the Empress Josephine;
- rare militaria – arms, paintings, drawings, plates from the campaign service, the necessaire which Napoleon used right up to the end of his life;
- moving memorabilia from Saint Helena.
The exhibition will also show for the first time the remarkable and previously unpublished 'Study for the coronation of the Emperor Napoleon and Josephine', by David which immediately preceded the definitive version of the world-famous painting.
EXHIBITION PROLONGED TO 24 APRIL, 2005
10am to 6pm; night visits until 9-30pm every monday (except 14 February, 2005)
Musée Jacquemart André
158, boulevard Haussmann - 75008 Paris - France
How to get there
Metro: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Miromesnil
+33 1 45 62 11 59
+33 1 45 62 16 36