Hortense de Beauharnais et Napoléon Louis Charles Bonaparte -  François Pascal Simon Gérard 1807

Hortense de Beauharnais et Napoléon Louis Charles Bonaparte - François Pascal Simon Gérard 1807

The French Crown Jewels - A pair of pearl and diamond ear pendants, worn by Empress Joséphine at her coronation

The French Crown Jewels - A pair of pearl and diamond ear pendants, worn by Empress Joséphine at her coronation

10-513405 N° d’inventaire : MM95171 Fonds : Objets d'art Titre : Corsage de l'impératrice Description : Vers 1805-1814 Pékiné broché...

10-513405 N° d’inventaire : MM95171 Fonds : Objets d'art Titre : Corsage de l'impératrice Description : Vers 1805-1814 Pékiné broché...

Parce qu'on ne peut pas venir à l'île d'Aix sans prendre connaissance des passages de Napoléon Bonaparte sur l'île.Un aperçu de l'arbre généalogique du commanditaire du Fort Liedot !

Parce qu'on ne peut pas venir à l'île d'Aix sans prendre connaissance des passages de Napoléon Bonaparte sur l'île.Un aperçu de l'arbre généalogique du commanditaire du Fort Liedot !

Gown, belonged to Empress Josephine, made by Madame Poyard: ca. 1809, embroidered flowers and leaves, could be worn with a chemisette to raise the neckline (shown here is a muslin version embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim).

Gown, belonged to Empress Josephine, made by Madame Poyard: ca. 1809, embroidered flowers and leaves, could be worn with a chemisette to raise the neckline (shown here is a muslin version embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim).

François Gérard: Hortense de Beauharnais with her son Napoleon Charles Bonaparte (detail) (1806)

François Gérard: Hortense de Beauharnais with her son Napoleon Charles Bonaparte (detail) (1806)

Embroidered bodice (front), French, ca. 1805-14. Worn by Empress Joséphine Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais -

Embroidered bodice (front), French, ca. 1805-14. Worn by Empress Joséphine Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais -

Empress Eugénie's diamond comb. The large marquise-shaped diamond (4th stone of the central pampille, on the picture above, and bottom) had been bought by Louis XIV in 1678 from Tavernie. The diamond was named "Hortensia" only under Napoleon I's reign, as a tribute to Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Empress Joséphine, and sister-in-law of Napoleon. Via http://members2.boardhost.com/.

Empress Eugénie's diamond comb. The large marquise-shaped diamond (4th stone of the central pampille, on the picture above, and bottom) had been bought by Louis XIV in 1678 from Tavernie. The diamond was named "Hortensia" only under Napoleon I's reign, as a tribute to Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Empress Joséphine, and sister-in-law of Napoleon. Via http://members2.boardhost.com/.

Portrait de Hortense de Beauharnais, épouse de Louis Bonaparte, roi de Hollande (mère de Napoléon III), attribué à Jacques Sablet (1749-1803)

Portrait de Hortense de Beauharnais, épouse de Louis Bonaparte, roi de Hollande (mère de Napoléon III), attribué à Jacques Sablet (1749-1803)

During the Consulate (1799–1804) she was careful to cause no more scandals and used her social position to advance her husband’s political fortunes. After Napoleon became emperor of the French in May 1804, she persuaded him to marry her anew with religious rites; the ceremony, which the Emperor arranged most reluctantly, took place on Dec. 1, 1804. The following day she attended Napoleon’s coronation by the Pope in Notre-Dame as Empress.

During the Consulate (1799–1804) she was careful to cause no more scandals and used her social position to advance her husband’s political fortunes. After Napoleon became emperor of the French in May 1804, she persuaded him to marry her anew with religious rites; the ceremony, which the Emperor arranged most reluctantly, took place on Dec. 1, 1804. The following day she attended Napoleon’s coronation by the Pope in Notre-Dame as Empress.

Robe et manteau de cour à traine de Joséphine  Crédit photographique :  (C) RMN / Gérard Blot  Période :  19e siècle, période contemporaine de 1789 à 1814  Technique/Matière :  broderie (textile), fil d'or, soie (textile), tulle (tissu)  Localisation :  Malmaison, châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Robe et manteau de cour à traine de Joséphine Crédit photographique : (C) RMN / Gérard Blot Période : 19e siècle, période contemporaine de 1789 à 1814 Technique/Matière : broderie (textile), fil d'or, soie (textile), tulle (tissu) Localisation : Malmaison, châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

The French Crown Jewels - Coronation diadem of Empress Joséphine, set with 1,040 diamonds.

The French Crown Jewels - Coronation diadem of Empress Joséphine, set with 1,040 diamonds.

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