Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, future King of Hanover - Sir William Beechey (1802)
okay this is just Empire design porn
Seriously one of my favorite portraits.
So I was running around the museum of natural history when I saw the famous necklace and diadem Napoleon gave to Marie Louise. I never realized that they would be so SHINY.
Antoine Lasalle, a man who knew how to dress.
Profile sketch of Napoleon Bonaparte made by Jacques-Louis David in 1798 with the inscription “Le général de la grande nation”.
Self-Portrait - Karl Begas the Elder
19th century lithograph
Inscribed in pencil, on verso, litho orig de Verascheg… (Vereshchagin)
A miniature portrait of Pauline Fourès, née Marguerite Pauline Bellisle. Napoleon’s lover during the Egyptian Campaign, author of historical fiction (she published three novels during her lifetime), amateur painter (not bad), and basically someone who didn’t care about other people’s opinion. On the right, her self portrait.
source (for Pauline’s self portrait)
The Veteran at Home by Horace Vernet, 1823