1857 Chromolithograph Portrait Stage Actress Emperor Napoleon Mistress XEA1

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This is an original 1857 color chromolithograph of a portrait of the famous French stage and theater actress Mademoiselle Georges, also known as Marguerite Josephine Weimer, who was the mistress of French Emperor Napoleon I. She also claimed to have romantic relations with the Duke of Wellington.

This historical collection of women of the Court of Napoleon in France, illustrated by Jules Champagne, not only contradicts negative popular opinion of Napoleon and his royal court, but, rather, showcases his benevolent influence over manners, art, science, morals and literature through portraits of the elegant and beautiful women of his empire. The originals of this collection primarily belonged to the Historical Gallery of Versailles, thus sealing its historical relevance and authenticity.

CONDITION

This 154+ year old Item is rated Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Moderate water staining. There is a moderate wrinkle in the center and a mild wrinkle in the top area of this chromolithograph.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 9 inches; 18 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Champagne, Jules. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Historic Women, Celebrity Portraits

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