The Emperor in private: Napoleon I – husband, father, lover

Exhibition, Study Day
from 23/03/2019 to 23/06/2019
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Title in French: “Dans l’intimité d’un Empereur : Napoléon Ier, l’époux, le père, l’amant”

The Emperor in private: Napoleon I – husband, father, lover
Print: Napoleon I and his nephews by Ducis (Fondation Napoléon)

The town of La Roche-sur-Yon (France) is organising an exhibition entitled “The Emperor in private: Napoleon I – husband, father, lover” for which the Fondation Napoléon is lending ten objects from its collection.

On the occasion of this exhibition at the Museum of that town, a catalogue will also be published with the support of the Fondation Napoléon.

A study day based around the theme of the exhibition will also be held on 27 March at the Institut Catholique de Vendée (ICES), at La Roche-sur-Yon. (programme in French)


List of objects loaned for this exhibition:

A wax in a wooden frame representing the baptism of the King of Rome

A drawing of the Hotel Bonaparte, Rue Chantereine (later Rue des Victoires)

A drawing of Marie-Louise’s arrival at Compiègne

A bust of the Prince Imperial

A bust of the King of Rome as a child

A Print of Napoleon and his nephews

A print “Past, Present and Future”

The Prince Imperial and his dog Nero

A plate from the Emperor’s “service particulier” (personal table service) depicting “La préfecture de Napoléon” [The Prefecture of “Napoléon” now the town of La Roche-sur-Yon].

A photo of the Prince Imperial on his pony, posing for a photographer


Musée de la Roche-sur-Yon
Rue Jean Jaurès
85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
02 51 47 48 35
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