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After Marryat, Frederick, Captain (1792-1848)

Napoleon on his Death-Bed c.1821

RCIN 917798

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The naval officer Frederick Marryat was stationed on St Helena from 1820. He was able to view, and draw, Napoleon’s body shortly after the Emperor’s death on 5 May 1821. Despite French requests for the return of his body to France, Napoleon was buried on St Helena. His remains were transferred to Paris in 1840.