13 River Street Windsor, VT 05089 , United States Call Seller 802.356.7112


19th Century Bronze of Emperor Napoleon I as an Officer of the Imperial Guard

$ 1,350
  • Description
    This table-top bronze sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte is by Emile Guillemin (1841-1907). Napoleon wears the uniform of a colonel in the Imperial Guard, which was a deliberate choice to emphasize his humility as opposed to the flamboyant uniforms of the French Imperial forces. The imposing bronze figure has an attractive black patina. It depicts Napoleon standing on pavement, wearing a bicorne hat, culottes and stockings, his right leg forward, and his arms crossed over his chest. His pose is highlighted by an attractive striated rose marble stepped plinth base. The artist, Emile Guillemin, grew up during the era of Napoleon III (in power 1852-1879) when nostalgia for Napoleon I was in fashion and when the cult of Napoleon I was promoted as propaganda by the Second Empire government of Napoleon III.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Signed "Guillemin" in the casting.
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Cast and patinated bronze on a marble base
    Condition: Good. Appropriate minor vintage wear.
    Creation Date: 1870-1890
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Napoleon, Neoclassical
    Patterns: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: D201-21-CEC/L
    Incollect Reference #: 532139
  • Dimensions
    H. 9.75 in; Diam. 3 in;
    H. 24.77 cm; Diam. 7.62 cm;
Message from Seller:

Robert James Walsh & Company is a thirty-year-old Vermont business dealing in antiques, art, and modernism. Robert Walsh, owner, is also an Accredited Member of Appraisers Association of America, as well as a respected consultant. We have participated in many international trade shows in the US and Canada.

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