Empress Josephine At Château de Malmaison.
The Malmaison Castle (Château de Malmaison) in Rueil-Malmaison west of Paris was the residence of Emperor Napoleon and his wife Josephine. 1804 began Joséphine, a great lover of flowers (especially the roses, which is why she is also called “Rose Empress”), with the installation of a famous rose garden, which contained all the known varieties of roses to her time at her death.
From the Book: Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; (1896) by Sloane, William Milligan.
Tags: France First Empire, England Regency, Georgian fashion period.