Overture Bonaparte

Overture Bonaparte

Elisa has unexpected governmental skills. Napoleon calls her “the best of his ministers”. By reopening the cave of marble in Carrara, Elisa was the first to mass produce a bust of Napoleon in marble, to be used as propaganda in Europe.

Antonio Canova made a beautiful statue of Elisa as Polimnia, muse of eloquence.


09 August 2023


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