Continental School, Late 19th Century
Two bust-length portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), First Emperor of the French (1804-1815) and Joséphine Bonaparte (née de Beauharnais) (17631814), First Empress of the French (1804-1810): the former, profile to the left, wearing gilded laurel wreath secured with red ribbon at the base of his head; the latter, profile to the right and wearing diamond tiara, pearl necklace and strands of pearls in her curled and upswept hair.
Each bearing indistinct signatures beneath the truncations, gilt-mounted on faux tortoiseshell frames.
Circular, 62mm (2 7/16in) dia. (2)