NAPOLEON: A PRIVATE VIEW: TREASURES FROM THE BRUNO LEDOUX COLLECTION : Treasures from the Bruno Ledoux Collection
Treasures from the Bruno Ledoux Collection
by (photographer) Philippe Garcia, foreword by Bernard-Henri Levy
A timeless symbol of power and ambition, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) spent decades expanding France's empire, enjoying magnificent success and suffering crushing defeats. Featuring more than 400 never-before-seen objects, Napoleon: A Private View allows a glimpse into the inner world of the French emperor. Over the course of 24 years, collector Bruno Ledoux amassed a remarkable range of manuscripts, books, gold jewelry, porcelains, miniatures, arms, and even historic souvenirs, all created in honor of Napoleon and the French empire.
Michel Verge-Franceschi is professor of History and Civilizations at Francois-Rabelais University in Tours. Jacques-Olivier Boudon is director of the graduate program in Modern and Contemporary History at Paris-Sorbonne University. Emmanuelle Papot is Napoleonic historian and writer. Xavier Aiolfi is an historian and expert on civil and military decorations. Pierre Branda is manager of the Napoleon Foundation and Capital, Collection and Real Estate. Bernard Chevallier is former conservator at Malmaison. David Chanteranne is director of Napoleon I magazine.