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St. Catherine of Alexandria

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Round portrait panel painting of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Her right hand rests on a wheel, referring to her death. She holds the palm of martyrdom in her left hand. According to Hopkinson family tradition, this unsigned, late Renaissance…

Joseph Bonaparte's toiletry kit and leather case

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Creator: Joseph Rodgers & Sons
Leather-covered toiletry case with silver plaque engraved "Legs du roi Joseph Napoleon a Adolph Mailliard." Hinged lid of case lined with red velvet contain 4 scissors (stamped Macdaniels, Oxford St.), nail file, 2 razors (stamped Joseph Rodgers &…

Porcelain bowl

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Glazed white porcelain bowl with overglaze polychrome decoration. Rim painted black with polychrome flowers (including roses, tulips, daisies, pansies, etc.) and gilt stylized leaves. Double rimmed base with narrow gilt band around outer base. …

Gothic Revival carved mahogany side chair

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Creator: Michel Bouvier (attributed), French/American, 1792-1874, Philadelphia, PA
Crestrail pierced with quatrefoils flanked by Gothic recessed paneled stiles, similary paneled seat rail on ring-turned and tapering paneled legs.

Chinese export porcelain enamel and gilt decorated punch bowl

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Date: 19th century
Decorated with blue enamel border and floral spray, the exterior with circular reserves and the initial "N" in gilt, paper label attached to base inscribed, "This punch bowl, originally the property of Napoleon Bonaparte, was purchased at the sale of…

Joseph Bonaparte en Amérique: 1815-1832

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Creator: Bertin, Georges
Date: 1893
An account of Joseph Bonaparte's life in America. Of particular interest to this project, Appendix B (p. 415) contains an inventory of the paintings in Joseph Bonaparte's gallery.

Bonaparte's park, and the Murats

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Creator: Woodward, E. M. (Evan Morrison)
Date: 1879

The Bonaparte Pictures

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Date: 1845-09-18

Catalogue of Fourteen Valuable Paintings, formerly the property of the late Joseph Bonaparte, of Bordentown, New-Jersey

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Date: 1845
Broadside inventory of the fourteen paintings purchased by James Robb, Esq. (1814 -1881) from the September 17, 1845, Bordentown estate sale. Robb exhibited the paintings at Amory Hall, Boston, where he had taken them for restoration. Robb's goal was…

Catalogue of valuable books... to be sold... September 18th, 1845, at the residence of the late Joseph Bonaparte

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Creator: Birch, Thomas, Jr.
Date: 1845
This copy bound with an inventory of the catalogue of paintings sold September 17, 1845.

Joseph Bonaparte, Comte de Survilliers

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Creator: Adolph Maillard, Jr.
Date: 1840 (circa)
This pencil portrait is by Adolph Mailliard (b. 1819 in Bordentown, New Jersey), son of Bonaparte’s personal secretary, Louis Mailliard (b. 1795). It is believed that Adolph made the portrait on one of the many trips which Bonaparte and the…

Portrait of Napoleon

Creator: Michel Delaporte, after Hectare
Date: 1831
Portrait of Napoleon shown in a 3/4 view. Below is an eagle brandishing a sword in its claw and labeled France underneath.

Porcelain chocolate set

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Date: 1830 (circa)
Old Paris porcelain chocolate set, white with gold drapery decoration, France, c. 1830, consisting of one 9" plate; five 2 3/4" straight-side cups; five 2 1/4" round-sided cups; four 4 3/4" saucers; three 5" saucers. According to family tradition,…

Charlotte Bonaparte

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Creator: Lawrence, Charles B. (attributed)
Date: 1824 (circa)
Charlotte Bonaparte (1802 – 1839) was the daughter of Joseph Bonaparte and the niece of Napoleon. Raised in France, Charlotte joined her father in 1821 at his New Jersey Estate, Point Breeze, and remained there until 1824. This portrait of…

Landscape sketch

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Creator: Charlotte Bonaparte
Date: 1823 (circa)
Oval pencil sketch (landscape) by Charlotte Bonaparte (1802-1839), daughter of Joseph Bonaparte. Signed "C. 1823" and inscribed: "20 Juillet 1833 / un Souvenir / de Joseph Bonaparte / a son ami Short / Peintre par/ Charlotte [?] fi." Also a later…

Madame LaCoste

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Creator: Charlotte Bonaparte
Date: 1823
Watercolor of Madame LaCoste painted by Charlotte Bonaparte at Point Breeze. Signed and dated in lower left corner. Emilie Lacoste was the beautiful Creole wife of Felix Lacoste, publisher of Joseph Bonaparte's New York City newspaper, Le Courrier…

Federal mahogany and cherry butler's desk

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Date: 1820 (circa)
Subject:
Furniture
Galleried fitted interior above two recessed panel doors flanked by two drawers with reeded edge, recessed side panel, turned feet. Pennsylvania, circa 1820

Fall front secretary desk

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Creator: Bouvier, Michel
Date: 1818 - 1820
This fall front secretary desk is attributed to the French-born and trained cabinetmaker Michel Bouvier (1792-1874) who emigrated to Philadelphia after the collapse of the Empire in 1815. By 1819 he had established himself as a cabinetmaker, and in…

Pair of side chairs

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Date: 1815 (circa)
Pair of mahogany Grecian side chairs, scroll back, saber legs, and Boulle inlay in cresting rail. These chairs are believed to have been made for Joseph Bonaparte's first home at Point Breeze near Bordentown, New Jersey, c. 1815. When the first…

Pauline Bonaparte Borghese

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Creator: Antonio Canova
Date: 1811 (circa)
Sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte Borghese reclining semi-nude on a cushioned day-bed, holding a piece of fruit. She is posing as "Venus Vincitrice." This piece is almost identical to the life-size original in the Villa Borghese in Rome, except this…

Elizabeth Patterson

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Creator: E.W.B.
Date: 1810 (circa) -1815 (circa)
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…