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A portrait of Napoleon after François Gérard (1770-1837) will appear at Mallams’ Cheltenham auction on September 14 estimated at £3000-5000.

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A portrait of Napoleon after François Gérard (1770-1837) will appear at Mallams’ Cheltenham auction on September 14. It is believed to date from c.1840.

The canvas is primed and bears the stamp of Charles Roberson – who supplied artists’ materials from his shop on Long Acre in London from c.1820-30.

The 4ft 2in (1.27m) square oil on canvas comes in a gilded wood frame with hand-carved details of Napoleonic eagles on each corner and carved bees as the inner border. It is estimated at £3000-5000.

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