JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 10:00 AM start

Two 19thC hand-coloured photographic portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine of France

Realised: $1,700 plus premium

Lot Details

albumen prints hand-coloured in oils and laid on linen, stamped verso with Parisian atelier's details, framed in English gilt frames under glass. 250 x 200mm (images). Napoleon, after Jacques Louis David's portrait of 1813, signed indistinctly lower right Sa Gosse(?); Josephine Bonaparte de Beauharnis, after Firmin Massot's portrait of 1812, signed indistinctly lower left Gérard.