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Napoleon Bonaparte on Board the 'Bellerophon' in Plymouth Sound

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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In 1815, Napoleon surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland of the 'Bellerophon' which brought him to England and he was detained on board in Plymouth Sound during July while his fate was decided. He usually appeared at about 6pm for the benefit of the numerous boats loaded with sightseers, which enabled Eastlake to make rapid sketches from life for the portrait. Behind Napoleon to the right, head turned away to the left and partly bald, stands Général Comte Bertrand.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1815

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 259.1 x W 179 cm

Accession number

BHC2876

Work type

Painting


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