Empress Josephine At Château de Malmaison 1804.

French Empress Josephine. France First Empire, England Regency, Georgian fashion period.

Empress Josephine At Château de Malmaison

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.

Note:  The Graecomania. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate.

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