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Belmont Mansion - Nashville, Tennessee
Portrait #782
Subject/Title:
Bonaparte, Napoleon coronation
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:after 1805
Owner/Location:Belmont Mansion
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
615-460-5459
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:46 x 36
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/26/2005
Condition:Excellent

Description:A dark-haired man in full regalia including a gold crown.
History of Work:A copy of a painting by Andrea Appiani (1754-1817) done in 1805 as "Coronation Portrait of Napoleon as King of Italy," Musee National de l'd, Aix, Foundation Gourgaud.

Purchased by Adelica Acklen in 1853 in France, according to an 1888 newspaper account. Reportedly one of Joseph A. S. Acklen's favorites, it hung in a downstairs bedroom.
Notes:Napoleon was crowned King of Italy May 26, 1805 at Milan.

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