In this bust-length portrait, Napoleon wears the uniform of a colonel of the Foot Grenadiers with a white plastron showing a white waistcoat and a portion of the red sash of the Legion of Honour. He wears gold epaulettes (ornamental shoulder pieces) and the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. The croix d’officier of the same order and the Italian Iron Crown hang from one of the buttonholes of his coatee.
Where to see this painting?
English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House
Hyde Park Corner, London, Greater London, England, W1J 7NT
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.