The Small German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha previously known as Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was the maternal family of Queen Victoria and the paternal family of her husband and cousin Prince Albert but who were they and what did they do? Well to say they weren’t boring would be an understatement and here is why. Victoria and Albert are … More The Scintillating And Scandalous Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s
Another portrait attributed to François-Joseph Kinson this young man is unnamed and nothing is known apart from he may have been in some sort of honour guard.
Another by François-Joseph Kinson now this time the sitters are Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia and his second wife Princess Catharina of Wurttemberg, painted in 1813 the couple had been married six years but none of their three children were to be born yet their eldest Jerome would be born in 1814. The couple would remain … More The King And Queen Of Westphalia.
The dress a silk tulle is attributed to Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. This silk tulle dress is exquisitely embroidered with motifs of carnations and other flowers in silver thread. It is most probably an example of ‘remontage’ (refitting): the bust does not match Josephine’s measurements exactly and has almost certainly been … More Empress Josephine Court Dress
Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte is often a forgotten figure in history over shadowed by his powerful father. Born Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte on March 20th 1811 at Tuileries Palace, Paris, France the only child born to Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French and his second wife Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, (the daughter of Franz … More Emperor of The French