Les sœurs de Napoléon : trois destins italiens = Italian lives, Napoleon's three sisters / Musée Marmottan Monet, Académie des beaux-arts, Institut de France ; Maria Teresa Caracciolo, commissaire ; traducteur vers l'anglais, Charles Penwarden.
- Other Title:
- Italian lives, Napoleon's three sisters
- Paris : Hazan,  , ©2013
215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm
- Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Portraits.
Piombino, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, principessa di, 1777-1820.
Bonaparte, Paolina, 1780-1825.
Caroline Bonaparte, consort of Joachim Murat, King of Naples, 1782-1839.
Bonaparte, Paolina, 1780-1825
Caroline Bonaparte, consort of Joachim Murat, King of Naples, 1782-1839
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Piombino, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, principessa di, 1777-1820
Elisa Lucca, Fürstin 1777-1820
Karoline Neapel, Königin 1782-1839
Napoleon I. Frankreich, Kaiser 1769-1821
Borghese, Pauline 1780-1825
Art, French -- 19th century -- Catalogs.
- French and English.
- Centred on Napoleon's coronation as Emperor, the exhibition explores the sisters' private and public roles, as wives and mothers, and princesses and queens of Italy -- figureheads of the new Europe at the courts of Rome, Florence and Naples. Paintings, sculptures, furniture, accessories, jewellery, bring to life the extraordinary destinies of Elisa (1777-1820), Princess of Piombino and Lucca and later Grand-Duchess of Tuscany; Pauline (1780-1825), wife of the Roman aristocrat Camillo Borghese; and Caroline (1782-1839), wife of General Joachim Murat, who reigned with him in unparalleled splendour at the court of Naples. Three women, with three very different personalitie -- one celebrated for her beauty, her sisters for their energy, charm and intelligence, all three witnessing and playing central roles in the events of their time. Their remarkable destinies are explored here together for the first time, from their young womanhood in Paris as sisters of the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte, to their Italian reigns under the French Empire.
- Exhibition held at the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, October 3rd 2013-January 26, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-215).
Text in parallel columns of French and English.
- Local notes:
- Given to the Penn Libraries by the Estate of Thomas G. Waldman.
- Penn Provenance:
- Waldman, Thomas G. (former owner)
- Caracciolo, Maria Teresa, curator.
Penwarden, Charles, translator.
Thomas G. Waldman collection of books on medieval history (University of Pennsylvania)
Académie des beaux-arts (France)
Institut de France.
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