Battle Scene by Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé, 1825
Emperor Napoleon gave this table napkin to William Bayard on February 26, 1815, the morning Napoleon escaped exile on the island of Elba, off the coast of Italy.
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.
Profile sketch of Napoleon Bonaparte made by Jacques-Louis David in 1798 with the inscription “Le général de la grande nation”.