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The Family of Lucien Bonaparte

The Family of Lucien Bonaparte

The DAR Museum.  Accession Number 2006.35   Gown for a little girl dated 1780-90.

The DAR Museum. Accession Number 2006.35 Gown for a little girl dated 1780-90.

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), Portraits of the Artist’s Family and Servants. Black and white chalk, on light brown wove paper, 17 13/16 x 11 11/16 inches (450 x 297 mm)Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), Portraits of the Artist’s Family and Servants. Black and white chalk, on light brown wove paper, 17 13/16 x 11 11/16 inches (450 x 297 mm)Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum

Louis XVI had installed a mezzanine passage to join his wife's apartments without passing through the anteroom addition to any court.  By this way, he marched immediately to the aid of his wife on the morning of October 6, regardless of danger. The first king's antechamber. "The door of the room the Eye of Ox was closed, and the antechamber prior to that room was filled with a multitude that wanted to penetrate to kill the royal family" Madame Campan tells us.

Louis XVI had installed a mezzanine passage to join his wife's apartments without passing through the anteroom addition to any court. By this way, he marched immediately to the aid of his wife on the morning of October 6, regardless of danger. The first king's antechamber. "The door of the room the Eye of Ox was closed, and the antechamber prior to that room was filled with a multitude that wanted to penetrate to kill the royal family" Madame Campan tells us.

said to be Hortense de Beauharnais as a child, said to be by Francois Gerard.  This could certainly be Hortense, but Gerard would have had to have painted as  he would have been quite young, as he was only 13 years older than she.  They both died in 1837.

said to be Hortense de Beauharnais as a child, said to be by Francois Gerard. This could certainly be Hortense, but Gerard would have had to have painted as he would have been quite young, as he was only 13 years older than she. They both died in 1837.

Napoleon and Josephine. First met in January 1796, Napoleon proposed to her and they married on March 9, 1796. Until meeting Napoleon, she had always been Rose. Instead of calling her this name, which he apparently disliked, he called her 'Joséphine,' which she adopted from then on.

Napoleon and Josephine. First met in January 1796, Napoleon proposed to her and they married on March 9, 1796. Until meeting Napoleon, she had always been Rose. Instead of calling her this name, which he apparently disliked, he called her 'Joséphine,' which she adopted from then on.

Musée de la Pagerie, Trois-Ilets, birth place of Marie-Josèphe-Rose de Tascher de La Pagerie (Josephine Bonaparte)

Musée de la Pagerie, Trois-Ilets, birth place of Marie-Josèphe-Rose de Tascher de La Pagerie (Josephine Bonaparte)

Shawl, 1795 - 1810, Black lace; needle run net; long, rectangular border of sprays; ground of floral sprays and sprigs arranged diagonally across fabric.

Shawl, 1795 - 1810, Black lace; needle run net; long, rectangular border of sprays; ground of floral sprays and sprigs arranged diagonally across fabric.

Royal Workshops, "Sedan Chair of Queen María Luisa of Parma", 1795. Wood, gilded metal, bronze, velvet and silver, 163 x 78 x 100 cm. Madrid, Royal Palace, National Heritage

Royal Workshops, "Sedan Chair of Queen María Luisa of Parma", 1795. Wood, gilded metal, bronze, velvet and silver, 163 x 78 x 100 cm. Madrid, Royal Palace, National Heritage

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