More than 200 works of art—many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States—reveal the intricacies of Napoleon’s household and the role it played in the daily life of the emperor and his family.  Major masterpieces of painting as well as sumptuous decorative arts from the Château de Fontainebleau, the Louvre, the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, and other collections are included in this international loan exhibition.

Bust-Length Portrait of Napoleon in Coronation Robes, ca. 1805, Baron François Simon Gérard (French, 1770–1837), oil on canvas. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Napoleon in His Study Wearing the Uniform of a Grenadier of the Guard, ca. 1813–30, Francesco Belloni (Italian, 1772–1863), after Baron François Gérard (French, 1770–1837), hardstone, pâté-de-verre mosaic. Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau, Rueil-Malmasion, France

Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with the participation of the Musée National du Château de Fontainebleau



The Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Exhibitions Endowment

The Julia Louise Reynolds Fund

Mrs. Frances Massey Dulaney
Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Tattersall

Mr. and Mrs. Achille Murat Guest
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Knox
Peachtree House Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Price III


Ongoing support for VMFA’s exhibition program is provided by the following endowments: the Dr. Donald S. and Beejay Brown Endowment, the Council Exhibition Fund, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Exhibition Endowment, the Fabergé Ball Endowment, and the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund.