Auguste Boucher Desnoyers after F. Gerard.
Napoleon le Grand.
28 x 34½.
Desnoyers (1779-1857) was born before the French Revolution and worked right through the Napoleonic era. This portrait of Napoleon, after Gerard's painting of 1805, is one of his most accomplished engravings and is extraordinary for the level of detail it portrays. It shows the emperor at the height of his powers dressed in the full regalia of state.£2650