Bust of Napoleon
This bust shows a young Napoleon in his favored attire from the Consulate period: a double-breasted coat with oak leaf embroidery.
The work was originally modeled by the eighteenth-century French sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot (1743-1809), the artistic director of the sculpture studio at the Sèvres Manufactory, which fabricated versions of this bust beginning in 1802.
9 x 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. (22.9 x 12.4 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
Reverse of bust, incised: [Company Logo] 'R.E.'; inside pedestal base small white paper label with numbers in blue ink: '1910' (?)
Christies tag with numerals: '1214'
Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
This item is not on view
Sevres. Bust of Napoleon, 1876. Unglazed porcelain, 9 x 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. (22.9 x 12.4 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.193. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.152.193_view1.jpg)
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