London, South Kensington
20 May 2014
BY MARTIN-GUILLAUME BIENNAIS, CIRCA 1808
Set on a plinth with an applied crown and inscribed to the reverse 'BIENNAIS OREVRE DE LLMM. IMP LES ET ROY LES A PARIS'
10 in. (26 cm.) high
F.J.B. Watson and thence by descent.
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Le Roi Louis Napoleon et la Hollande de son Epoque, Institut Neerlandais, Paris 1959; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1959, (Cat No.34.)
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