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The Emperor Napoleon I
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet

The emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is depicted wearing the cross and plaque of the Légion d'Honneur and the cross of the Order of the Iron Crown, both of which orders he founded.

This is one of three portraits of Napoleon painted by Vernet for Lord Kinnaird in 1815-16, and may be based on a sketch made from the life by the artist in 1812.

Key facts
Artist Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
Artist dates 1789 - 1863
Full title The Emperor Napoleon I
Date made 1815
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 72.4 x 59.7 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Presented by the Duke of Leinster, 1889
Inventory number NG1285
Location in Gallery Not on display
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