Description On this medallion, Napoleon is idealized as a Roman emperor crowned with a laurel wreath. He is identified as the French emperor (r. 1804-14 and 1815) and as king of Italy (r. 1805-14). Sauvage, who left his native Antwerp for Paris in 1774, became famous for painting porcelain to resemble marble.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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