The king of Rome

Pierre Paul Prud'hon (attr.), Il re di Roma , 1811
Author: 

Pierre Paul Prud'hon (attr.) (1758 - 1823)

Type: 
Painting
Year: 
1811
Material and technique: 
Oil on canvas
Size: 
cm 60x47,5
Inventory: 
inv. mn 599

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

This small room, dedicated to the son of Napoleon and Maria Luisa of Austria, was opened in 1934, following the acquisitions of a collection of relics and autographs connected to Anton Prokesch-Osten, tutor and friend of the young Bonaparte. The room and the objects in it, retain an intimate character, which reflects the short and somewhat hidden existence of Napoleon’s son. At his birth he was given the title King of Rome, a city he never in fact reigned over.

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