Jerome Bonaparte (1784-1860), youngest of Napoleon's brothers, married Elizabeth Patterson of Baltimore in 1803. (From that union are descended the American Bonapartes.) Napoleon, however, annulled the marriage by imperial decree and Jerome was made King of Westphalia shortly after his arranged marriage to Princess Catherine of Wurtenberg in 1807. Joseph Bonaparte gave this portrait of Elizabeth Patterson to Mrs. Joseph Hopkinson.
1810 (circa) -1815 (circa)
Image 3.0" H x 2.5" W. Frame 10.0" H x 9.25" W.
Oil on Ivory
Is Part Of
Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Joseph Bonaparte gave this painting to Mrs. Joseph Hopkinson. Gift of Emily Gilpin Hopkinson, 1973.
E.W.B., “Elizabeth Patterson,” Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Joseph Bonaparte in America, accessed April 6, 2020, https://www.josephbonaparteinamerica.org/items/show/10.