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General Bonaparte - A Bronze Figure, circa 1860
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General Bonaparte - A Bronze Figure, circa 1860

Measurements: Overall height: 20cm (8in)

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Patinated bronze standing figure of Emperor Napoléon I, in uniform, standing full-length, arms folded, right leg forward. Raised on a marble base.

It was a ‘statue’ of this form that Napoleon offered to his physician  Dr O’Meara on his departure from St. Helena. It became widely know through its appearance as the frontispiece of the second edition of O'Meara's 'Napoleon in exile, or, A voice from St. Helena' (London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1822). The model, showing the emperor in the uniform of the Chasseur a Cheval was subsequently cast in by Emile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin (1841-1907).A bronze figure of the Emperor, wearing Garde Impériale uniform and trademark bicorne hat. Signed to the naturalistic base 'andrieu'. 

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