Napoleon’s Sisters: Three Italian Destinies

Author(s) : CARACCIOLO Maria Teresa
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Les soeurs de Napoléon - Trois destins italiens, Maria Teresa Caracciolo © Éditions Hazan, 2013

From the publishers:
This catalogue of the exhibition dedicated to Elisa, Pauline and Caroline Bonaparte is not just a presentation of the objects on show at the Musée Marmottan-Monet in Les soeurs de Napoléon – Trois destins italiens from 3 October, 2013, to 26 January, 2014. It is also a richly illustrated account of three destinies, three women who rose to power in their brother's wake and achieved celebrity first in France then in Italy.
This bilingual catalogue includes a preface by P. de Carolis, director of the Musée Marmottan-Monet, and a thematic presentation of the great female figures of the Bonaparte family: Madame Mère; the sisters more generally; then Elisa, Pauline and Caroline. There is also an analysis of the sisters' roles as benefactors of the arts.
About the editor:
Maria Teresa Caracciolo is the curator of this exhibition, and an art historian at the French CNRS. She is a specialist of 18th and 19th-century European painting and of Franco-Italian relationships during the Revolution and the Empire. She is the author of, amongst other works, the catalogue of the exhibition Jean-Baptiste Wicar. Ritratti della famiglia Bonaparte (Roma, Museo Napoleonico-Napoli, Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes [Electa Napoli], 2004)and the catalogue of the exhibition Lucien Bonaparte (1775-1840), un homme libre, Ajaccio, (Musée Fesch, 2010).

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Paris, Éditions Hazan
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