The Emperor Napoleon in his Study at the Tuileries (Washington version)
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Samuel H Kress Collection, 1961. Formerly in the collection of the Earl of Rosebery, who was an authority on Napoleon, the portrait was offered to the National Gallery, London in 1951 but was turned down in favour of another David portrait (of another sitter) at a lower price. This was also not acquired by the gallery and the portrait of Napoleon was eventually sold at Sothebys to Samuel Kress. A second version of the painting is owned by the Bonaparte family.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1812
Artist age:Approximately 64 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 203.9 cm (80.28 in.), Width: 125.1 cm (49.25 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Irene on 18 August 2012.
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