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Napoleon on a Grey Horse
  • Hippolyte Bellangé (1800 - 1866)
  • Napoleon on a Grey Horse
  • France
  • 1839
  • Painting
  • Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper
  • Image size: 40 x 28.5 cm
  • Signature: 'hte. Bellangé 1839'
  • P683
  • Not on display
Commentary
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Further Reading
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), military commander; First Consul 1799-1804; Emperor of the French 1804-14, 1815. The horse depicted here may be Le Vizir, an Arab grey given to Napoleon in 1808 by the Sultan of Turkey. Napoleon rode Le Vizir at Waterloo. There is a dead British infantryman on the right. Cf. Bellangé P671.