Napoleon’s coffin transshipped from “Belle Poule” to the steamship “Normandie”, Cherbourg, 8 December 1840
Artist(s) : MOREL-FATIO Antoine Léon
Title in French “Transbordement des cendres de Napoléon Ier. de La Belle Poule sur le Normandie en rade de Cherbourg, 8 décembre 1840”
Transfer of Napoleon’s coffin from Belle Poule onto Normandie in Cherbourg, 8 December 1840. Normandie carried the coffin as far as the mouth of the River Seine, where it was transferred to the small ship La Dorade, which took it to Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris.
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