THE COLLECTION
Napoleon on a Grey Horse
  • Date: 1839
  • Object Type: Painting
  • Medium: Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper
  • Image size: 40 x 28.5 cm
  • Inv: P683
  • Location: Not on display
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  • 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.