The Wallace Collection

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The Empress Marie-Louise
  • Jean-Pierre Menuisier (1783 - after 1818)
  • The Empress Marie-Louise
  • France
  • 1812
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on ivory
  • Image size: 4 x 3.3 cm
  • Signature: 'M 1812'
    Inscription: 'N 5'
  • M152
  • West Gallery III
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Marie-Louise, daughter of Francis I of Austria, marrid Napoleon in 1810 as his second wife after his divorce from Joséphine. Napoleon hoped that Marie-Louise would be able to bear him the son that Joséphine had been unable to provide. This she duly did in March 1811, with the birth of a son who was immediately given the title King of Rome.