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Pierre-Charles Bridan (1766-1836)

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough 1800-01

RCIN 31647

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This bust was created for Napoleon’s brother, Lucien, to decorate a galerie des Consuls in the Tuileries Palace in Paris. Marlborough stood among a group of sculptures of other great military commanders admired by Napoleon. The bust is thought to have been acquired by George IV after the death of Napoleon.