Alexander, Napoleon and Joséphine, A Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage

15,00

Store:  Hermitage

Three big names on the European scene at the beginning of the nineteenth century. With their struggle but also their friendship, two emperors, Tsar Alexander I and Napoleon Bonaparte, determined the fate of millions of Europeans. A fascinating role played the intelligent Joséphine de Beauharnais, the great love of Napoleon, the Empress at his side and later good friends with Alexander.

Dutch
Dutch
English
English
Clear
SKU/EAN: N/A Category: Tags: ,

This book presents these three historical figures, whose lives were deeply intertwined. From the peace raft in Tilsit in 1807 to the meeting between the Tsar and Joséphine in Paris in 1814. Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812 plays an important role. The war is the beginning of its end. An essay is devoted to the Dutch who fought on the French side. Joséphine appears in the book as a muse and girlfriend, but also as a testator of an art collection, with masters such as Potter, Van der Werff, Luini and Canova. Special attention is paid to the miraculous way in which her beautiful tableware and furniture ended up in St. Petersburg.

Binding method

Paperback

Author(s)

Cathalijne Broers

ISBN

9789078653547, 9789078653554

Language

Dutch, English

Pages

250

Publication date

April 2015

Publisher

WBooks, Uitgeverij

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Alexander, Napoleon and Joséphine, A Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *