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March 19, 2014


A litograph from the end of the Second Empire with a whole bunch of Bonapartes, Beauharnais and Habsburgs reunited. From left to right: Eugène, Josephine, Napoleon, the King of Rome, Marie Louise, Hortense and Louis Napoleon. Popular engravings linking the two empires are relatively frequent; the unusual here is the presence of Marie Louise, sistematically ignored in most of these allegories.


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