‘Le Prince impérial et son chien Néro – The Crown Prince and his Dog Nero’

The only son of the emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenie de Montijo, here about eight, is shown with the Emperor’s dog.

Even after the fall of the Empire and the tragic death of the crown prince, killed by the Zulus in South Africa in 1879, the Sevres porcelain factory continued to sell his portrait under the title Boy with a Dog

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