‘Napoleon I, legislator. Guillaume (1822-1905)’

In 1860, Prince Napoleon, son of Jerome Bonaparte, inaugurated on the Avenue Montaigne a vast mansion that sought to imitate ancient villas and that became known as the “Pompeian house”. In the atrium, the centerpiece was a life-size representation of the Emperor dressed in a Roman gown, holding the Civil Code, a crown of laurels on his head and an eagle at his feet

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