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Please, give me all the information about the contents of this article :

The Times, August 5, 1939.

NAPOLEONIC RELICS

ACQUISITIONS BY R.U.S MUSEUM

The Royal United Service Museum in Whitehall has just acquired a collection of Napoleonic relics, placed on long loan by Mr. Mrs. C.H.L. Alder. These relics originally formed part of the famous d'Essling collection.

The relics include a fine death-mask, which shows clearly traces of the suffering which Napoleon bore with such fortitude until his death.That he feared death of a more violent nature is shown by the chain mail vest he wore after the attempt on his life in December, 1800. His love of the spectacular is recalled by a finely worked chain, with interlinked medallions of "N" s surrounded by laurel wreaths and eagles, which he wore as Grand Master of the Légion d'Honneur. He designed, and there is on view, the mint strike of a new "Order of the Restoration", which he intended should take precedence of the Légion d'Honneur as the premier order of France. But this never came into being, and it was the small cross of the Légion d'Honneur, with its frayed red ribbon, to be seen in this collection, which the Emperor wore until the end. A memento of the early days of his military career which he greatly treasured is the gorget -emblem of his first officer's rank, which he wore for the first time at the siege of Toulon.


Ask to the RUSI (Royal United Service Institution, White-Hall, London) :

What happened for this death-mask
For the Essling collection
About Charles Alder and William Reeves.

Thank you very much. :salut:

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Another little morphing to those who have not yet understood:


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The first image is the drawing made at St. Helena in 1820 by Lieutenant Dodgin.
The second is the profile of the death mask which was placed his chin (to take into account the withdrawal post-mortem).

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