Paolina Bonaparte

François Joseph Kinson (1771-1839), Paolina Bonaparte, 1808
Author: 

François Joseph Kinson (1771-1839)

Type: 
Painting
Year: 
1808
Material and technique: 
Oil on canvas
Size: 
cm 83x68
Inventory: 
inv. mn 503

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

This room, dedicated to Pauline Bonaparte Borghese, concentrates particularly on her stay in Rome from 1816 to 1825 in the Villa Paolina. The villa, is located between between the Aurelian Walls, Via Piave and Via XX Settembre, and from 1950 the French Embassy to the Holy See was housed there. Pauline bought it in 1816, delighted by its situation and the elegance of its design. The watercolours on display show its elegance, which extended to the interior, which was decorated by Pauline herself in a purely French taste. 

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