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Triple Portrait

2006.44.1072 (RS10843)

Description

Print of Napoleon Bonaparte, Jean Cambaceres, and Charles Francois Lebrun. The largest part of the print is a circle that has the heads of each of these men. Each man is in a red coat and are in profile. Around them are their names, delcaring what role they hold in government. Beneath the cirlce is a rectangle with a scene in it. There are two women in the center, sitting on chairs. The right proper one points her hand to a painting that is being held by children. The left proper woman has ships and more children on her side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Inscriptions
"old French Print of / Napoleon as First Consul / This fine print made early in / Napoleon's career must be / rare. It is a good piece of / engraving but has been / cut down so there is no / name of artist or engraver. / It long belonged to old / Mrs. Babcock of Salem and / probably came from France / about 1800. The frame is of that / period. / Mr. Wheatland bought it about / 1915 and when er things were divided / it was taken by Stephen Phillips, 6th / Oct. 1927." (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
ink
paper (fiber product)
Print
prints (visual works)
Dimensions
9 15/16 x 8 x 14/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1072
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222959

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