The Wallace Collection

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Napoleon I
  • Daniel Saint (1778 - 1847)
  • Napoleon I
  • France
  • 19th century
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on ivory
  • Image size: 5.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Signature: 'Saint'
    Inscription: 'I cadre feuille / Ruban Louis XV / Boîte decoté / I Etui marigny / Interieur Sabry.' In ink
    Label: '18'
    Label: '1618'
  • M292
  • West Gallery III
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  • The demand for portraits of Napoleon was so great that it could only be satisfied by many artists painting them. This miniature by Saint is characteristic of a type established by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, (cf. M8 and M229) Napoleon's principal portrait painter in miniature, that was also produced in large numbers by other artists. Saint was one of Isabey's principal pupils.