Miniature Portrait of Napoleon III by Sophie Liénard

  • Renowned miniaturist Sophie Liénard created this remarkable enamel portrait of Emperor Napoleon III
  • Lienard was highly sought after, and earned numerous commissions for portraits of the royal family
  • The level of precision and detail is a testament to her extraordinary skill
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This incredible enamel miniature portrait of the French Emperor Napoleon III was painted by renowned miniaturist Sophie Liénard. During her illustrious career, Liénard earned numerous commissions for miniature portraits of the royal family, including portraits of Marie-Amélie, Queen of the French, Emperor Napoleon I, and a family group of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie, and their son the Prince Impérial. As seen in the present piece, the level of precision and remarkable detail imparted upon these diminutive masterpieces earned Liénard her position as one of the most sought-after miniaturists of her day.

The portrait depicts Napoleon III in all his splendor, wearing a dark blue uniform with gold embroidered collar and epaulettes. His red moiré sash presents a splash of vivid color across the portrait, while the breast star of the Légion d’Honneur is a testament to the Emperor’s political and military successes. Masterfully composed to the smallest detail, this work is a testament to the miniaturist’s tremendous skill.

This portrait was once part of the famed Twinight Collection, New York.

Signed “Sophie Liénard” (lower left)
Circa 1842-1845

11 3/4” high x 10 1/2” wide
Miniature Portrait of Napoleon III by Sophie Liénard
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Miniatures
Depth: 10.5 Inches
Width: 10.5 Inches
Height: 11.75 Inches

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