THE COLLECTION
Napoleon I
  • Date: 19th century
  • Object Type: Miniature
  • Medium: Watercolour on ivory
  • Image size: 5.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Inv: M292
  • Location: 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.