Drawing, "Embroidery Design Commemorating the Marriage of Napoleon I and Marie-Louise", ca. 1810 Brush and white gouache on laid paper, coated with resin, joined. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. 1920-36-327.
What is this?
Center, beneath crown, are two initials- a superimposed N and M encircled by stars and a wreath of roses. Upper center, two entwined wreaths - one of laurel, and the other of a chrysanthemum-like flower. Upper corners, oak sprigs; lower corners, floral sprigs. Lower center, the Napoleonic eagle. The Legion of Honor medallion hangs below the eagle.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource, Tuesday, March 26, 1991 - Sunday, August 30, 1992