DAUGHTER OF AN EMPRESS QUEEN OF HOLLAND MOTHER OF AN EMPEROR
donderdag 22 oktober 2009
The Beauharnais Emeralds Earrings
Hortense Eugénie Cécile Beauharnais was the daughter of Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie and Alexandre, the Vicomte de Beauharnais. The Vicomte was executed during France's reign of terror. Josephine married Napoleon Bonaparte who would gift his step-daughter Hortense an emerald suite that became known as the Beauharnais collection. It was fit for a Queen as Hortense became Queen Consort of Holland as the wife of Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland.