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Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène

Napoléon dans l'exil
L'historique de la translation des restes mortales de l'empereur Napoléon aux Invalides

Illustrated by Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (French, 1792–1845), Illustrated by Carle Vernet (French, 1758–1836), Illustrated by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863), Illustrated by Charles Émile Jacque (French, 1813–1894), Engraved by César Auguste Hébert (French, active 1839–1851), Engraved by Eugène Guillaumot (French, 1813–1869), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Author Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné comte de Las Casas (French, 1766–1842), Author Barry Edward O'Meara (French, 1786–1836), Author Francesco Antommarchi (1780–1838), Publisher Ernest Bourdin et Cie (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 371-74; Brivois, pp. 275-76; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 205


Overall, each vol.: 26.8 x 18.7 x 4.9 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842) Quarto, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] vii, 828 pp., plus plates and maps; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 935 pp., plus plates; contemporary half-gilt-stamped green morocco, green cloth boards.

Illustrations from Napoleon’s life and exile.

Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842


Acquired in 1908 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 11, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent