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Jeu de Cartes Napoléon

Jeu de Cartes Napoléon” created by Matéja celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Napoleon (1769-1969). The cards have French indices and are double-ended. See the Information cards

Napoleon is almost universally depicted as a short man while the truth is that he was probably slightly above average height for the period, only his generals and marshals were taller. According to a contemporary observer, Napoleon possessed a magnetic personality and a fascinating smile... but, when excited by any violent passion his face took on a stern and even terrible expression. His eyes were reported to be grey or blue, penetrating and wonderfully mobile.

Portrait of Napoleon
A dual-deck created by Matéja celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Napoleon (1769-1969) A dual-deck created by Matéja celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Napoleon (1769-1969)

Above: cards from a dual deck created by Matéja celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Napoleon, manufactured by B.P Grimaud, 1969. Each ace carries a medal of a French order of honour, while the court cards depict important leaders from the time of Napoleon. Green or maroon backs. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

Last Updated May 03, 2017 at 08:28pm

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