1801 Joséphine by François Gérard (Hermitage)

Gérard portrayed Joséphine as Napoleon Bonaparte's star was rising after their 1796 marriage. Joséphine wore a surprising amount of jewelry for a time when France was still a Republic.

Richly jeweled Joséphine is dressed in classic style in a diaphanous dress with a high waistline and quarter length sleeves in this 1801 Gérard.

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