Parrots Stole

Parrots Stole

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The Empress Joséphine (1763-1814) was passionate about the natural sciences, botany, plants and exotic birds, particularly parrots.

At the Château de Malmaison, visitors were received in a vestibule that had been converted into an aviary, as Miss Avrillion, first chambermaid to the Empress, recalled ...
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Maintenance :
Lavage pressing
Artist :
Jacques Barraband (1767-1809)
Material :
Silk 100%
Original work kept at :
Paris - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Rueil-Malmaison - Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau
Themes :
Life sciences, Historical figures
Art movements :
Empire, 19th century
Model dimensions :
58 cm x 160 cm
Reference :

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The artist

Jacques Barraband (1767-1809)

Jacques Barraband is a French painter and illustrator specialized in zoology and botany. He is particularly known for his reproductions of tropical birds. His reputation was such that Napoleon I commissioned him to decorate the banquet hall of Saint Cloud.