THE COLLECTION
The Empress Marie-Louise
  • Date: 1810 - 1850
  • Object Type: Miniature
  • Medium: Watercolour on ivory, rock crystal, quartz.
  • Image size: 3.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Inv: M212
  • Location: Not on display
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  • 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. This is not a work of the highest quality.