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Framed print 17” x 13”, in larger frame, printed in France with title “Entree Des Cendres De Napoleon 1st Paris, Le 15 December 1840.” (loosely translated, “Entry Of The Ashes Of Napoleon 1st Paris, December 15, 1840”). The printer is Nantes, lith. Charpentier, Edit. - Paris, quai des Augustins, 55. The image is handsomely hand tinted. VG. Napoleon had asked in his will to be buried on the banks of the Seine, but upon his death in 1821 was buried on Saint Helena, in the "valley of the willows". He was buried in an unmarked tomb, because Sir Hudson Lowe refused to allow the simple inscription Napoleon to be placed on it, insisting that the word Bonaparte must also be there. On 27 July 1840, the French vessel Belle Poule set sail with special equipment for Saint Helena to bring back the remains of Napoleon. She had been painted black for the occasion. On September 30, she arrived back in Cherbourg, where, on 8 December, the Emperor's remains were transferred to the steamship Normandie. The Normandie transported the remains to Le Havre and up the Seine to Rouen, for further transport to Paris. Napoleon's remains were to be entombed in a porphyry sarcophagus at Les Invalides, Paris.
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Napoleon’s Ashes brought to Paris

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