Napoleon

Napoleon

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Description (Brief)
Color print; full length portrait of a man in military uniform (Napoleon Bonaparte) mounted on horseback and holding a sword in his right hand. Troops are sketched in the background.
This print was produced by Frederick Gleason (1814-1896). a lithographer and publisher in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in September 1814 in Germany, Gleason moved to the United States in October 1836, and began his career as a bookbinder. He became a citizen in June 1840. He is best known for establishing the popular illustrated weekly Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion in 1851, modelled on the Illustrated London News. At the time an innovation in American publishing, it brought him considerable success. After the Pictorial, Gleason published Gleason's Literary Companion from 1860–70; Gleason's Home Circle from 1871–90; and Gleason's Monthly Companion from 1872–87. He was married a second time after his first wife died, and he died November 6, 1896 in Boston.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
n.d.
depicted
Bonaparte, Napoleon
maker
Gleason, Frederick
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Measurements
image: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3163
catalog number
60.3163
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
European History
Horseback Riding
Diplomacy
Uniforms, Military
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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