"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Monday, September 5, 2016

Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte, Jr.

This 1850 portrait of Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte, Jr. by Georg Ernst Fischer hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Washington DC."This portrait was painted while Jerome was a cadet at the Military Academy of West Point. He entered in 1848 and  graduated in 1852." -- The Maryland Historical Society.

Wikipedia gives this biography.
"Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte II (1830-1893) was an American soldier who served in the French Army. He was the son of Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte and Susan May Williams.

He was the grandson of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, and the grandnephew of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France.

He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1848 and graduated 11th in the Class of 1852. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and served in Texas with the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen. His letters from Fort Inge and Fort Ewell have been preserved by the Maryland Historical Society.

He resigned from the U.S. Army in August 1854 to serve in the army of his first cousin-once-removed, Napoleon III of France, and a few weeks later was commissioned as a lieutenant of dragoons in the French Army. He fought in the Crimean War, Algeria, the Italian campaign, and the Franco-Prussian War, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Following the Siege of Paris, he left the French Army and returned home to the United States where he married Caroline Le Roy Appleton Edgar, daughter of Samuel and Julia Webster Appleton, and widow of Newbold Edgar." -- Wikipedia
Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte II's father Jerome N. Bonaparte can be found in this blog at:
The Portrait Gallery: Jerome N. Bonaparte.

His Grandmother, Elizabeth  Patterson Bonaparte can be found here:
The Portrait Gallery: Betsy Patterson Bonaparte.

His brother Charles Joseph Bonaparte was Secretary of the Navy and Attorney General in the Theodore Roosevelt administration:
The Portrait Gallery: Charles Joseph Bonaparte

No comments:

Post a Comment