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Cameo of the Empress Josephine
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Cameo of the Empress Josephine


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Description Teresa Talani, a Roman gem carver based in Naples, signed this cameo portrait of Napoleon's first wife, Josephine. The pendant formerly belonged to Marshal Henri-Gratien Bertrand, who loyally accompanied Napoleon to his exile in Saint Helena. This is one of 37 cameos known by the artist.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Marshal Henri-Gratien Bertrand [1773-1844]; inherited by Marquis A. Biron, Paris [1]. Purchased by Philippe Sichel, Paris; purchased by William T. Walters (through George Lucas as agent), Baltimore, July 27 1892; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] From his grandmother, the wife of Marshal Henri-Gratien Bertrand
Inscriptions [Signature] At bottom center: Teresa Talani
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1892

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Period
ca. 1797
Medium
agate, gold, enamel
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.202
Measurements
H: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
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