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Pauline Bonaparte (1780–1825), Princess Borghese

Photo credit: English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House

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In this portrait, seated on a sofa, the sitter wears a white semi-transparent gown and a white and gold headdress. A jewelled fillet is attached across her forehead and her dress is fastened by opal plaques at the shoulders. She was the favourite sister of Napoleon and remained loyal to him until the end. She married the rich Prince Borghese.

English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House

London

  • Date

    1806

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    80.6 x 63 cm

  • Accession number

    WM.1519-1948

  • Acquisition method

    management transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum to English Heritage, 2004

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