Napoleonic Museum

in Havana, Cuba 

     Napoleon I (1769-1821), emperor of the French, consolidated and institutionalized many reforms of the French Revolution. One of the greatest military commanders of all time, he conquered the larger part of Europe and did much to modernize the nations he ruled.  Tip: Point on the stamps with the mouse index for more information about the works of art displayed and about the stamps.

Robert Lefevre, Napoleon Bonaparte, Sc. 1431

J.C. Vibert, Napoleon planning the coronation ceremony, Sc. 1429

Jean Meissonier, Napoleon as Cuirassier Corporal. Sc.1430.

     The Napoleonic Museum was inaugurated on the 1st of December 1961. It is located in the capital of Cuba, Havana, and posseses a collection of 7300 works of art of the period of the First Empire.  The collection consists of paintings, sculptures, furnitire, decorative arts, arms, textiles, medals, and a library with precious books in French, Spanish, Italian and English languages.

Francois Gérard, Hortensia de Beauharnais. Sc. 1426

Cuba, 1981. Paintings in Napoleon Museum. Bonaparte in Egypt, by Edouard Detaille. Sc. 2450.

Andrea Appiani, Napoleon in Milan. Sc. 1425.

Robert Lefevre, Elisa Bonaparte. Sc. 1428.

J.B. regault. Napoleon as First Consul. Sc. 1427.

      Two sets showing paintings from the Napoleon Museum were issued by the Cuban Postal Administration. The first of them, issued in 1969, Aug. 20, commemorates the bicentenary of birth of the Emperor. 

Anonymous. "Napoléon with the Coronation Dress". Sc. 2448 Jean Horace Vernet (1789-1863), Napoleon with a landscape as background (19th Century). Sc 2449.
Hippolyte Bellangé (1800-1863), Napoleon on Horseback (1835). Sc. 2451.

     The second set, shown on this page on maximum cards, was issued on Nov. 13, 1981 and commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Napoleonic Museum. 

     Link: Napoleon Paintings on Stamps

Published: 7/30/2000. Revised: 02/24/03.
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