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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Thomas Lawrence, English (Bristol, England 1769 - 1830 London, England)
Napoléon-François-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte
Other Titles
Alternate Title: François Charles Joseph Napoléon (1811-1832) King of Rome, Duke of Reichstadt
Former Title: Napoléon-François-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte, (1811-1832), duc de Reichstadt, styled King of Rome, (called Napoléon II)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
57.8 x 48.6 cm (22 3/4 x 19 1/8 in.)
framed: 78 x 69 cm (30 11/16 x 27 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: back of canvas: Mlle. Debassans / 11 Rue du Mont Durville / Paris XVI. [circular stamp over this label, mostly illegible, includes "Centrale."]
Samuel Woodburn, London, England (by 1833). Duc de Bassano, (by 1896); to his daughter, the Princesse de Bassano, sold; [through Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville L. Winthrop (1938-1943) bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

S. Woodburn lent the painting to the British Institute exhibition in 1833.
Aug. 1896 "The Century Magazine" gives the owner as the Marquis de Bassano.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Rectangular canvas in oval frame
Publication History

Johann David Passavant, Tour of a German Artist in England (London, England, 1836), p. 251

Ida M. Tarbell, A Short Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, S. S. McClure Ltd. (New York, NY, 1895), repr. pl. 177

Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower, Sir Thomas Lawrence, with a catalogue of the artist's exhibited and engraved works, compiled by Algernon Graves., Goupil, J. Boussod, Manzi, Joyant, and successors (London, England and New York, NY, 1900), p. 151, repr. facing p. 42

Sir Walter Armstrong, Lawrence (New York, NY, 1913), pps. 66-67, pl. XXIX

Kenneth Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Routledge and Paul (London, England, 1954), p. 13, no. 84

Kenneth Garlick, A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence, Glasgow University Press (Glasgow, Scotland, 1962 - 1964), p. 149

H. Wade White, "A Significant Addition to the Museum's Napoleonic Collection", Fogg Art Museum Newsletter, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1964), vol. II, no. 1

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), no. 82, p. 110, repr. in b/w, p. 111

Kenneth Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: A Complete Catalogue of the Oil Paintings, Phaidon Press (Oxford, England, 1989), no. 591, p. 243, repr. in b/w

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 115; repr. as no. 40

Everett Fahy, Dipinti, disegni, miniature, stampe, Alberto Bruschi (Florence, Italy, 2000), no. 495, p. 53

Susan Youens, Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song-Cycles, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England, 2002), repr. in b/w as fig. 2, p. 6; text p. 5

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), no. 178, pp. 401-402, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 178, pp. 413, repr. in color

Exhibition History

A Selection of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Benjamin West, Esq., and Sir Thomas Lawrence, the Last Three Presidents of the Royal Academy, with Which the Proprietors Have Favoured the Institution, British Institution, London, 01/01/1833 - 12/31/1833

Exposition de Portraits du Siècle, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 04/25/1883 - 12/31/1883

Portraits de Femmes et d'Enfants, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 04/30/1897 - 12/31/1897

Tentoonstelling twee eeuwen Engelsche kunst [Two Centuries of British Art], Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 07/04/1936 - 10/04/1936

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

France and the Portrait, 1799-1870, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/03/1994 - 01/29/2002

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

Subjects and Contexts

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