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Tag Archives: Salon of 1812

#12 Rene-Theodore Berthon – Portrait of Princess Pauline Borghese and the Baroness de Mathiesse



Princess Pauline Borghèse, youngest sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, and her lady companion are the subjects of this large double portrait exhibited in the Salon of 1812.  Berthon was one of the most talented and illustrious students of the Neo-classical artist Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) who introduced the young artist to Napoleon when he was First Consul. […]

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