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Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Emperor of the French distributing the prizes of the Agricultural Show at Orleans, 1868

The Emperor of the French distributing the prizes of the Agricultural Show at Orleans, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Emperor of the French distributing the prizes of the Agricultural Show at Orleans, 1868. Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie visit the '...Septennial Agricultural Show...which is the centre

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Emperor and the Prince Imperial in the Reserved Garden of the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Emperor and the Prince Imperial in the Reserved Garden of the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Emperor and the Prince Imperial in the Reserved Garden of the Tuileries [Palace, in Paris], 1869. 'The Emperor Napoleon is in the daily habit of walking half an hour every morning in the reserved

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Review before the Emperor and the Prince of Wales in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1869

Review before the Emperor and the Prince of Wales in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Review before the Emperor and the Prince of Wales in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1869. '...the troops...comprised four brigades of cavalry, two regiments of artillery, and a couple of batteries

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: State Ball at the Tuileries: presentations to the Emperor and Empress before the Ball, 1869

State Ball at the Tuileries: presentations to the Emperor and Empress before the Ball, 1869. Creator: Unknown
State Ball at the Tuileries [Palace, in Paris]: presentations to the Emperor and Empress before the Ball, 1869. Party in '...the Salle des Marechaux

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: New-Year's Day at the Tuileries: the Papal Nuncio congratulating the Emperor, 1869. Creator: Unknown

New-Year's Day at the Tuileries: the Papal Nuncio congratulating the Emperor, 1869. Creator: Unknown
New-Year's Day at the Tuileries: the Papal Nuncio congratulating the Emperor, 1869. Emperor Napoleon III recieves an emissary from the Pope. From "Illustrated London News", 1869

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Reception of the Emperor and Empress of the French by the Municipality of Orleans, 1868

Reception of the Emperor and Empress of the French by the Municipality of Orleans, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Reception of the Emperor and Empress of the French by the Municipality of Orleans, 1868. 'It was mentioned by our Paris Correspondent last week that the Emperor

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Grand Mass in the Chapel of the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Grand Mass in the Chapel of the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Grand Mass in the Chapel of the Tuileries [Palace, in Paris], 1869. 'This season something of the ancient state of the Grand Monarque has been revived at the musical masses...Ordinarily

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Concert in the Salle des Marechaux, at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Concert in the Salle des Marechaux, at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Concert in the Salle des Marechaux, at the Tuileries [Palace], 1869. Event of the Paris season. 'The stage...is surrounded by a balustrade

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Ball Supper in the Galerie de Diane, at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Ball Supper in the Galerie de Diane, at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Ball Supper in the Galerie de Diane, at the Tuileries Palace, [Paris], 1869. Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and guests at '...a grand ball and supper given by her Imperial Majesty [ie Eugenie]'

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: A State Banquet at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

A State Banquet at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
A State Banquet at the Tuileries [Palace, in Paris], 1869. 'These grand festivities...usually take place in the Galerie de Diane

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: A State Ball at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

A State Ball at the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
State Ball at the Tuileries [Palace, in Paris]: presentations to the Emperor and Empress before the Ball, 1869. 'The ball...takes place in the Salle des Marechaux

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: 'A Shooting-Party at Compiègne', from a picture by M. Janet Lange, 1865. Creator: Mason Jackson

"A Shooting-Party at Compiègne", from a picture by M. Janet Lange, 1865. Creator: Mason Jackson
"A Shooting-Party at Compiegne", from a picture by M. Janet Lange, 1865. Engraving of a photograph, by M. Richebourg, of a painting

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Chateau of Arenenberg, Switzerland, formerly the residence of Napoleon III. 1865

The Chateau of Arenenberg, Switzerland, formerly the residence of Napoleon III. 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Chateau of Arenenberg, Switzerland, formerly the residence of Napoleon III. 1865. The Chateau of Arenenberg, Switzerland, which was for some years the residence of the Emperor Napoleon III

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Fete given by the Prince Imperial to poor children of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens, 1864

Fete given by the Prince Imperial to poor children of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Fete given by the Prince Imperial to poor children of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens, 1864. The officials of the Emperor's household had caused provision to be made for the gratification of a

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Napoleon III and Bismarck at the weavers cottage in Donchery, 2 September 1870, (1936)

Napoleon III and Bismarck at the weavers cottage in Donchery, 2 September 1870, (1936). Napoleon III Und Bismarck Vor Dem Weberhauschen in Donchery, 2 September 1870

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Opening of the Boulevard du Prince Eugène at Paris, by the Emperor, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the Boulevard du Prince Eugène at Paris, by the Emperor, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Boulevard du Prince Eugene at Paris, by the Emperor, 1862....the whole length of the via nova was ornamented with Venetian masts bearing very light-coloured silk banners

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Monument on the battle-field of Magenta, erected by the people of Lombardy... 1864. Creator: Unknown

Monument on the battle-field of Magenta, erected by the people of Lombardy... 1864. Creator: Unknown
Monument on the battle-field of Magenta, erected by the people of Lombardy in honour of the French Army, 1864. Engraving from a drawing by M. Mariani

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Review in the Champ de Mars at Paris in honour of the King Consort of Spain, 1864

Review in the Champ de Mars at Paris in honour of the King Consort of Spain, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Review in the Champ de Mars at Paris in honour of the King Consort of Spain, 1864....the grand military spectacle...was beheld by an immense crowd of spectators...Unfortunately

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Reception of the King Consort of Spain at the Palace of St. Cloud, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Reception of the King Consort of Spain at the Palace of St. Cloud, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Reception of the King Consort of Spain at the Palace of St. Cloud, 1864. The inauguration of the portion of the chemin de fer, opening up direct railway communication between Paris and Madrid

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Trophy erected by the English Residents at Dinan in Honour of the Visit of the Emperor

Trophy erected by the English Residents at Dinan in Honour of the Visit of the Emperor and... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Trophy erected by the English Residents at Dinan in Honour of the Visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French, 1858. Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Prince Imperial of France, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Prince Imperial of France, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Prince Imperial of France, 1858. The Portrait which we now present is from a photograph taken by Messrs. Miall (Freres)

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Her Majesty leaving Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Her Majesty leaving Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Her Majesty leaving Cherbourg, 1858. Queen Victoria returns to England on the Royal Yacht....a farewell visit was paid by the Emperor and Empress;

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Filling the Napoleon Dock, Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Filling the Napoleon Dock, Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Filling the Napoleon Dock, Cherbourg, 1858. Inauguration and...opening of the Great Basin, or Napoleon Dock, of the military port...in the presence of the Emperor

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Cherbourg Fetes - Arrival of Her Majesty at Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Cherbourg Fetes - Arrival of Her Majesty at Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Cherbourg Fetes - Arrival of Her Majesty at Cherbourg, 1858. When the Queen [Victoria] and her suite arrived at Cherbourg there were great demonstrations on shore

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Portrait of Napoleon III, 1868. Creator: Adolphe Yvon

Portrait of Napoleon III, 1868. Creator: Adolphe Yvon
Portrait of Napoleon III, 1868. Yvon served as the principal battle-painter of France's Second Empire (1852-70), executing a number of monumental canvases for the palace at Versailles

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Napoleon III, c1865. Creator: Alexandre Cabanel

Napoleon III, c1865. Creator: Alexandre Cabanel
Napoleon III, c1865. This painting replicates a once-lost official portrait commissioned in 1865 for the apartments of Empress Eugenie in the Tuileries Palace

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta - the Emperor's Cup, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta - the Emperor's Cup, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta - the Emperor's Cup, 1858. When the Emperor Napoleon III. visited her Majesty last summer at Osborne

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Cherbourg Fetes - Triumphal Arch at Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Cherbourg Fetes - Triumphal Arch at Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Cherbourg Fetes - Triumphal Arch at Cherbourg, 1858. Queen Victoria visits Emperor Napoleon III. The arch which forms the subject of our Engraving stood about a hundred yards behind the Imperial

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Entre la guerre et la paix, 1855. Creator: Honore Daumier

Entre la guerre et la paix, 1855. Creator: Honore Daumier
Entre la guerre et la paix, 1855. Between war and peace. From periodical: Le Charivari, 29 December 1855

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Le Constitutionnel Napoléonien, 1848. Creator: Honore Daumier

Le Constitutionnel Napoléonien, 1848. Creator: Honore Daumier
Le Constitutionnel Napoleonien, 1848. Le constitutionnel se mettant heroiquement a la tete du corps Franc recrute rue de Valois et rue de Poitiers pour soutenir la cause du Prince Louis

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Brass Gun presented by the Emperor Napoleon to Her Majesty the Queen, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Brass Gun presented by the Emperor Napoleon to Her Majesty the Queen, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Brass Gun presented by the Emperor Napoleon to Her Majesty the Queen, 1858....the piece was brought into the quadrangle of the Castle...unlimbered and placed immediately before the grand entrance

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Emperor Napoleon's visit to Corsica: view of Bastia, 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Emperor Napoleon's visit to Corsica: view of Bastia, 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Emperor Napoleon's visit to Corsica: view of Bastia, 1860. The language spoken in Corsica is not French, but a sort of Italian dialect

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Distribution of the Queen's Medals to the French Crimean Troops, by H.R.H

Distribution of the Queen's Medals to the French Crimean Troops, by H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge, 1856. The following address was delivered by his Royal Highness to the French army

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Distribution of the Queen's Medals to the French Crimean Troops, by H.R.H

Distribution of the Queen's Medals to the French Crimean Troops, by H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge, at Paris, 1856. The review by the Emperor of the different corps of the Imperial Guard

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Emperor Meeting the Crimean Troops on the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Emperor Meeting the Crimean Troops on the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Emperor Meeting the Crimean Troops on the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 1856....a triumphal arch was erected near the Porte St. Martin Theatre

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Arrival of the French Crimean Troops at the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Arrival of the French Crimean Troops at the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Arrival of the French Crimean Troops at the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 1856. A triumphal arch...from the designs of M. Baltard...[was] inscribed "To the Glory of the Army." In

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Triumphal Arch at the Victoria-Avenue, Place de l'Hotel de Ville - from a photograph by Richebourg

Triumphal Arch at the Victoria-Avenue, Place de l'Hotel de Ville - from a photograph by Richebourg, 1856. Paris celebrates the birth of Prince Louis Napoleon

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Font of St. Louis, in which the Imperial Infant was Christened, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Font of St. Louis, in which the Imperial Infant was Christened, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Font of St. Louis, in which the Imperial Infant was Christened, 1856....a beautiful specimen of niello work'. Prince Louis Napoleon, heir to the French throne

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Imperial Infant and Nurse, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Imperial Infant and Nurse, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Imperial Infant and Nurse, 1856....a whole length Portrait of the Nurse, a magnificent-looking peasant woman, dressed in the picturesque costume which she wore at the baptismal ceremony'

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Shower of Bon-Bons on the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Shower of Bon-Bons on the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Shower of Bon-Bons on the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Paris celebrates the birth of Prince Louis Napoleon, heir to the French throne

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Paris celebrates the birth of Prince Louis Napoleon, heir to the French throne

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: Her Imperial Majesty the Empress of the French, and the Imperial Infant, 1856. Creator: Smyth

Her Imperial Majesty the Empress of the French, and the Imperial Infant, 1856. Creator: Smyth
Her Imperial Majesty the Empress of the French, and the Imperial Infant, 1856. Empress Eugenie with her son Prince Louis Napoleon. From "Illustrated London News", 1856

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Baptism of the Imperial Prince in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Baptism of the Imperial Prince in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Baptism of the Imperial Prince in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, 1856. The christening of Prince Louis Napoleon. To the right of the Emperor the Imperial Prince was held in the arms of

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: First Appearance of the Imperial Prince in Public, 1856. Creator: Unknown

First Appearance of the Imperial Prince in Public, 1856. Creator: Unknown
First Appearance of the Imperial Prince in Public, 1856. Heir to the French throne. On the morrow of his birthday crowds of senators and generals pressed around to look upon him

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Imperial Prince in his Cradle - from a photograph, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Imperial Prince in his Cradle - from a photograph, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Imperial Prince in his Cradle - from a photograph, 1856. Heir to the throne of France. His first sleep was in a gorgeous cradle, worth some £4000

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Peace Commemoration at Salford - the Townhall, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Commemoration at Salford - the Townhall, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Commemoration at Salford - the Townhall, 1856. Celebrating the end of the Crimean War - crowds marvel at a...painting, 36 ft

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Peace Illumination: the French Embassy, Albert-Gate, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Illumination: the French Embassy, Albert-Gate, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Illumination: the French Embassy, Albert-Gate, 1856. London celebrations to mark the end of the Crimean War. In a fit of old-boyish excitement...the old gentlemen of England determined to

Background imageLouis Napoleon Collection: The Peace Illuminations - The National Gallery, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Illuminations - The National Gallery, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Illuminations - The National Gallery, 1856. London celebrations to mark the end of the Crimean War. It was necessary that the people should share, or appear to share



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