Vase with a portrait of Gioacchino Murat

Francesco De Caro, Vaso con ritratto di Gioacchino Murat, 1809-1812
Author: 

Francesco De Caro

Type: 
Instrument, tool, product
Year: 
1809-1812
Material and technique: 
Capodimonte porcelain
Size: 
h. 43 cm
Origin: 
Inventory: 
Collection: 

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala VII

In these rooms are displayed objects related to Joseph and Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother and sister, who held to the throne of the Kingdom of Naples one after the other. Napoleon gave the throne initially to his older brother, the submissive Joseph, who reigned there from 1806 to 1808. During this period Jean-Baptiste Wicar, then the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Neapolitan cities, created portraits of Joseph, his wife Giulia Clary and their two children Zenaide e Carlotta.

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