Lot 898

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Most attractive contemporrary oil on canvas portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, from the school of Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), 6 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. overall. This is a well-detailed chest, up portrait of the future emperor, shown in his uniform as 'Colonel des Grenadiers de las Garde', with awards he possessed at the time. The oil is affixed to to a the original period stretcher with contemporary period flathead nails, all of which remain secure. The canvas itself shows no evident repairs, althoug the reverse displays some browning. The work is unsigned. There is a very slight indent with the tiniest of pinholes (noticeable only when backlit), just to the left of Napoleon's head, mentioned only for accuracy. This beautiful period piece 10 x 12 1/4 in. gilt frame from approximately the same period, in impeccable condition. From the personal collection of one of the world's largest private collections devoted to the French Revolution and Napoleon I, as well as the First and Second World Wars.

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January 19, 2024 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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