Miniature Napoleon Standing Figure, 1840
Miniature Napoleon Standing Figure, 1840
Miniature Napoleon Standing Figure, 1840
Miniature Napoleon Standing Figure, 1840
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Miniature Napoleon Standing Figure, 1840

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Height: 9.3cm (3.6in)

 

Gilt and patinated bronze. Standing figure of Napoleon on a naturalistic base modelled as a rocky outcrop, referencing the years of exile of St. Helena. Probably dating the the return of Napoleon’s remains to France - le retour des cendres - the model brings to mind Homer’s lines ‘Some distant sea-girt island where harsh men the hero keep’