Blog Posts tagged with Abd-el-Kadr

Attributed to famed royal portraitist Franz Xavier Winterhalter, this painting of Napoleon III was commissioned by the Emperor and given to the Marquess of Londonderry, Charles Vane.

A Storied Past: The Marquess of Londonderry’s Portrait of Napoleon III

Posted: July 01, 2015 16:01 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

M.S. Rau Antiques has spent the past 103 years searching the world for objects that are both incredibly beautiful and one-of-a-kind.  Every now and then, we come across a piece that has that “it factor” of also having a fascinating story to tell…a work of art with a provenance that sounds as if it were taken from an epic legend rather than the pages of history. This exceptional Portrait of Napoleon III is just such a historical masterpiece. Attributed to renowned royal portraitist Franz Xavier Winterhalter, this portrait of Napoleon III was commissioned and given by the Empero...


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