Superb Capodimonte Figure Of Napoleon Crossing The Alps - Bruno Merli
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Superb Capodimonte Figure Of Napoleon Crossing The Alps - Bruno Merli:
SUPERB CAPODIMONTE FIGURE OF NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS - BRUNO MERLI
Offered here we have a simply incredible porcelain figure depicting Napoleon sat uponhis magnificent white stead!
Crafted bythe celebrated artist Bruno Merli
Set of course after the famous painting by painted by the French artistJacques-Louis Davidbetween 1801 and 1805. Initially commissioned by the king of Spain, the composition shows a strongly idealized view of the real crossing that Napoleon and his army made across the Alps through theGreat St. Bernard Passin May 1800.
Napoleon raises his hand to the sky, cloak blowing in the wind as his white stallion rears on his hind legs..
Set upon a grand gold plinth decorated with a pair of gold eagles either side of the "N" Naples symbol. The legendary mark for fine Capodimonte works.
Fully signed by the artist to the base.
This figure is in good condition with the only point to mention a loss to two fingers on Napoleons raised hand (pictured)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
This figure will be sent FULLY INSURED for thebuyer and will be double boxed to ensure safe delivery.
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On 24-Jun-13 at 23:50:42 BST, seller added the following information:
This figure stands 13" tall and 8.5" across so it's quite an impressive sized figure