Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French

Giovanni Antonio Santarelli Italian

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One of a group of Napoleonic portraits in wax by Santarelli owned by the Museum (38.145.36–.39). A very similar example in the Bargello, Florence was probably the model for Santarelli's incised cameo bust (in right profile) of Napoleon, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French, Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (Italian, Manopello 1758–1826 Florence), Pink wax on glass backed by dark blue wax; frame: moulded gilt plaster, Italian, Florence

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