Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Napoleon’s Birthplace, Ajaccio

Date

1874

Artist

Collection

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From the Collection

Description

This is a page from a sketchbook belonging to Robert Elwes (14"x 8" with a marbled cover). Dated 1874, the watercolours record scenes in southern France and Corsica. [Robert Elwes Marbled Sketchbook No. 5]

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Image Credit

Courtesy of a private collector

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Location

Rue Saint-Charles, Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Country

Tww Comment

Maison Bonaparte is the ancestral home of the Bonaparte family. The house was almost continuously owned by members of the family from 1682 to 1923. Napoleon Bonaparte's great-great-grandfather Giuseppe Buonaparte first moved into the Maison Buonaparte in 1682.