• Portrait of Napoléon-Jérôme Bonaparte, Nadar, c. 1885

    Portrait of Napoléon-Jérôme Bonaparte, Nadar, c. 1885


    Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte (9 September 1822 – 17 March 1891), usually called Napoléon-Jérôme Bonaparte or Jérôme Bonaparte, was the second son of Jerome, King of Westphalia and his second wife Catharina of Württemberg. An oustpoken liberal, he became the de facto head of the House of Bonaparte from 1879 to his death, although he wasn't considered a legitimate pretender to the throne by many Bonapartists, who instead preferred his son Victor. From the 1880s he was one of the stronger supporters of General Georges Boulanger, together with other monarchist forces. 

    As well as bearing the title of Prince Napoléon, given him by his cousin Emperor Napoleon III in 1852, he was also 3rd Prince of Montfort, 1st Count of Meudon and Count of Moncalieri, following his marriage with Maria Clotilde of Savoy in 1859. His popular nickname, Plon-Plon, stemmed from his difficulty in pronouncing his own name while still a child.


    Albumen print mount on cabinet card. 


    Photographer: Nadar, Paris


    Date: c. 1885


    Dimensions: 14 x 10 cm (image), 16,5 x 10,8 cm (card).


    Condition: very good

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