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Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902)

Tracings of orders and decorations 1874

RCIN 926298

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These preparatory sketches of orders and decorations were used by Chevalier for his larger-scale works associated with the 1874 wedding. They capture the variety of awards worn and give a taste of the colour of the ceremonies held at the imperial court.

Purchased by HM The Queen, 1986