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Point Breeze, the Estate of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte at Bordentown, New Jersey  1820

by Charles B. Lawrence

Although based in Philadelphia, landscape and portrait painter Charles Lawrence was born near Bordentown, New Jersey, the site of the idyllic scene pictured here. Point Breeze was the name of the country estate owned by Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte (the older brother of the French emperor Napoleon I), who fled to America after his brother’s fall from power. Under a warm, gold...
68.6 × 92.7 cm (27 × 36 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago