Miniatures and other sounvenirs from the time of Napoleon: The Paola Sancassani collection

from 18/04/2018 to 31/12/2018
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From 12th April 2018, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia is exhibiting at the Museo Correr a small but precious collection of miniature portraits dating from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 19th century, recently donated by Paola Sancassani.

Amongst these works from the collection of Paola Sancassani (mainly Italian, but there are also some in the French and English school), temporarily on loan, are miniatures related to the figure of Napoleon Bonaparte and his enterprises.

On show are miniatures of Napoleon, his family and generals, as well as anonymous contemporaries: of note are the portraits of the famous theatre actor François-Joseph Talma (1763-1826) and Charlotte Stuart, Duchess of Albany (1753-1789).

A stand-out object is the exquisite gold and enamel perfume holder that was Nelson gave as a love pledge to Lady Hamilton.

In addition to the collection, paintings and prints of battles, commemorative medals and coins are exhibited.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of the entire collection of miniature portraits by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, curated by Massimo Favilla and Ruggero Rugolo.

More information on the website of the Museo Correr

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