Napoleon as General

  • Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Thomas Sully, Andrea Appiani, Napoleon as General, 1847, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.13

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This miniature was painted after a portrait by Thomas Sully, who in turn was copying a painting by the Italian artist Andrea Appiani (1754-1817). Appiani’s painting Napoleon in Milan, in the Napoleonic Museum in Cuba, was used on a commemorative stamp, commissioned in 1969 by the Cuban Postal Administration. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Title
Napoleon as General
Artists
Copy after Thomas Sully
Copy after Andrea Appiani
Date
1847
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 5 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (14.3 x 11.4 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Occupation – military – general
Object Number
1946.3.13
Palette
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