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Print by Zéphirin Belliard: Louis Bonaparte, represented by Childs Gallery

Zéphirin Belliard

French (1798- c. 1843)

Louis Bonaparte, 1827

BBF Inventaire Des Fonds Francais Apres 1800 v.2 p.132 #16. Signed on stone lower left: “Z Belliard”; titled on stone lower center: “Louis Bonaparte”; inscribed on stone lower right: “Delpech”. A fine impression in fine condition with minor foxing and creasing in the wide margins. Printed by Delpech.

Louis Bonaparte (1778-1846) was the brother of Napoléon Bonaparte. He was very close to Napoléon during his early campaigns, fighting with him in Italy and France. In 1805 he commanded the French troops in Holland and was crowned king of Holland in 1806. He split with Napoléon over the issue of Continental Trade, deeming it unfair to Holland, and in 1810 gave up his crown.

Signature: signed on stone
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