Collosial Statue of Napoleon,From the Column in the place Vendome Paris. Taken down by the Allies in 1814.
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
The statue on the top of the Vendôme Column, showing Napoleon crowned with laurels, holding a sword in his right hand and a globe surmounted with a statue of Victory in his left. The column, based on Trajan's Column in Rome, was completed in 1810; after the Bourbon restoration the statue was melted down but it was replaced with a statue of Napoleon in military dress by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46), and again by Louis-Napoléon when first President of France (1846-52). The Paris Commune pulled down the whole column in 1871, but it was re-erected three years later with a copy of the original statue.
[Ref: 36011] £30.00