Memorial Mourning Card NAPOLEON IV - paper / cardboard in relief print - 1879

Description
Memorial Mourning Card NAPOLEON IV - paper / cardboard in relief print - 1879
U.K.

A rare original commemoration - mourning card of Empress Eugenie of France concerning the death of her son NAPOLEON IV, with a poem by H.B. Worth and dedicated to Empress Eugenie.
Napoleon Eugene Louis Bonaparte, Paris 1856-Ulundi 1879, 'Loulou', the only child of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugene de Montijo.
Grandson of Louis Napoleon the King of Holland.
During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, the imperial family fled France and received permission from Queen Victoria to settle in Chislehurst. He completed the military academy in Woolwich. His father Napoleon III died in 1873, he is successor to the throne and head of the family. In order to have a better shot at the French crown, he participated in the English expedition to Zululand. He was pierced there by the Zulus with 18 spears.

Lot details
Object
Memorial Mourning Card NAPOLEON IV
Material
paper / cardboard in relief print
Manufacturer/ Brand
ingelijst
Model/ Name
Keizerin Eugenie van Frankrijk
Estimated Period
1879
Country of Origin
U.K.
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
3631×2×11 cm
Weight
980 g
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