NAPOLEON APPOINTS JOACHIM MURAT AS KING OF NAPLES
Two personalities are represented, wearing the costumes of antique Roman leaders. The seated one, shown as he is about to receive a helmet from the other, is recognizable as Joachim Murat (1767-1815), crowned as King of Naples in 1808 by his brother-in-law Napoleon Bonaparte. The emperor, whose face has been idealized, stands next to Murat, his hand making his customary gesture.
Naples, 19th century
height 51 cm