Napoleon & Josephine Photos

Joséphine Bonaparte (born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie on June 23, 1763 on the island of Martinique) was first wife of Emperor Napoleon I. While their love was renowned, she did not provide him with children so he divorced Josephine in 1810 to marry Marie Louise of Austria. Joséphine's children from her first marriage to Alexandre de Beauharnais became part of several royal families and her grandson was Napoleon III.

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Reconstructed 1763 birthplace of Empress Josephine, Martinique's most famous native, at Musée de la Pagerie. Trois Islet, Martinique.Doors of Empress Josephine's birthplace at Musée de la Pagerie, her maiden name. Trois Islet, Martinique.Interior exhibits of Empress Josephine's birthplace in Musée de la Pagerie. Trois Islet, Martinique.Portrait of Empress Josephine with Creole attendant in Pagerie Museum. Trois Islet, Martinique.
Reconstructed 1763 birthplace of Empress Josephine, Martinique's most famous native, at Musée de la Pagerie. Trois Islet, Martinique.Doors of Empress Josephine's birthplace at Musée de la Pagerie, her maiden name. Trois Islet, Martinique.Interior exhibits of Empress Josephine's birthplace in Musée de la Pagerie. Trois Islet, Martinique.Portrait of Empress Josephine with Creole attendant in Pagerie Museum. Trois Islet, Martinique.
Trois Islet church with historical connections to Empress Josephine's family. Trois Islet, Martinique.Empress Josephine in Coronation Robes prob. by Robert Lefevre at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Empress Joséphine painting by Antoine-Jean Gros at Masséna Museum. Nice, France.Marble bust of Empress Josephine by Joseph Chinard at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.
Trois Islet church with historical connections to Empress Josephine's family. Trois Islet, Martinique.Empress Josephine in Coronation Robes prob. by Robert Lefevre at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Empress Joséphine painting (1808) by Antoine-Jean Gros at Masséna Museum. Nice, France.Marble bust of Empress Josephine (1805) by Joseph Chinard at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.
Marble bust of Empress Josephine by Joseph Chinard at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Bejeweled talisman worn by Charlemagne in his coffin & later by Empress Josephine now in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Diadem of Empress Joséphine consisting of cameos, gold, silver, precious stones & pearls, given by her brother-in-law, Joachim Mural, King of Naples at Masséna Museum. Nice, France.Court cloak in silk brocade worn by Joséphine at the crowning of Napoleon in Milan as King of Italy at Masséna Museum. Nice, France.
Marble bust of Empress Josephine (1805) by Joseph Chinard at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Bejeweled talisman (9th c) worn by Charlemagne in his coffin & later by Empress Josephine now in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Diadem of Empress Joséphine (c1808-14) consisting of cameos, gold, silver, precious stones & pearls, given by her brother-in-law, Joachim Mural, King of Naples at Masséna Museum. Nice, France.Court cloak (1805) in silk brocade worn by Joséphine at the crowning of Napoleon in Milan as King of Italy at Masséna Museum. Nice, France.
Court dress called "of Joséphine" by Jean-François Bony at Musées des Tissus. Lyon, France.Glass medallions with ceramic portraits of Napoleon & Josephine attrib. Creusot at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Sèvres porcelain chocolate cup with portrait of Josephine Bonaparte by Marie-Victoire Jaquotot after original by Jean-Baptiste Isabey at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Sèvres porcelain chocolate cup with portrait of Empress Josephine Bonaparte by Marie-Victoire Jaquotot after original by François Gérard at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Court dress called "of Joséphine" (c1804-10) by Jean-François Bony at Musées des Tissus. Lyon, France.Glass medallions with ceramic portraits of Napoleon & Josephine (1804-14) attrib. Creusot at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Sèvres porcelain chocolate cup (1806) with portrait of Josephine Bonaparte by Marie-Victoire Jaquotot after original by Jean-Baptiste Isabey at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Sèvres porcelain chocolate cup (1810) with portrait of Empress Josephine Bonaparte by Marie-Victoire Jaquotot after original by François Gérard at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Portrait on porcelain of Empress Josephine wife of Napoleon Bonaparte at Musée de la Pagerie. Trois Islet, Martinique.French sulphide plaque of Empress Josephine at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.

Portrait on porcelain of Empress Josephine wife of Napoleon Bonaparte at Musée de la Pagerie. Trois Islet, Martinique.French sulphide plaque of Empress Josephine (1820-40) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.


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