[PHOTO-COLLAGE] Collage of Napoleon in his classic pose
assembled 1909. A series of 12 postcards with gelatin silver prints, many with postage stamps, several postcards annotated at the head in ink "Paris" with a variety of dates in 1904. 21 x 11 inches (540 x 270 mm), laid to board. The overmat slightly defective (but apparently not adhered to the images, and easily replaced), the postcards themselves with postal markings, generally in very attractive condition. Framed.
An unusual example of French vernacular photography. We trace one other assembled set of these puzzle pictures at auction (Swann Galleries, 2014), as well as a couple of similar Napoleonic portraits produced using photomechanically reproduced cards; these are significantly less quirky and appealing. The scenes from Napoleon's life depicted are (of course) reenactions by a reasonably good double for Napoleon, and include several amusing scenes of the ruler of France frolicking with his wife and children.
C The Collection of Anne Horton
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