[France] The Empress Josephine. First wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.Born 1763. Married to Bonaparte 1796. Divorced 1810. Died 1814. An authentice portrait engraved exclusively for the Court Magazine. No.93 of the series of ancient portraits.
Vol. XIX. 1840. No.11, Carey street Lincoln's Inn, London.
Fine hand-coloured engraving. 252 x 165mm. 10 x 6½".
Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814) was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of France. Her husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror. She did not bear Napoleon any children, and as a result, he divorced her in 1810 to marry Marie Louise of Austria.
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