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Miniatures from the Time of Napoleons

Published: June 25, 2020

This exhibition showcases a total of 150 works from the time of Napoleon I (from 1795 to 1815). These tiny portraits, which were generally intended for personal use, date from the “golden age” of miniature painting. They exhibit a high degree of artistic skill and refined craftsmanship. Unlike the staged, theatrical portraits of absolutism, now for the first time we see realistic likenesses of people who appear “modern” – a gallery of women, men and children from a period of political upheaval dominated by wars.