Barye drew this study in preparation for modeling General Bonaparte. It differs from the final bronze in that it shows Napoleon wearing a bicorn hat decorated with plumes.


  • Title: Studies for General Bonaparte
  • Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795 - 1875)
  • Date Created: ca. 1862
  • Subject Keywords: military; portrait; historical; portrait; clothing; Napoleon I
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795 - 1875)
  • Provenance: Mme Vildieu-Barye; Fabius Frères, Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
  • Object Type: sketch;drawing;leaf
  • Medium: graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured laid paper
  • Inscriptions: [Stamp] Collection/ Vildieu-Barye.
  • Exhibitions: Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. 2007-2008., The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • Dimensions: 5 15/16 x 7 11/16 in. (15.1 x 19.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum purchase, 1949
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.224

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