From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster - Barreto collection. Redingote: Cotton percale, Beige cotton thread embroidery, France, circa 1808. Shawl: Cashmere and silk. India, circa 1810. Hat: Green, taffetas, satin and silk cording, France 1808. Lunettes: Vermeil, green chagrin, France circa 1800. Gloves: Green kid, England, first quarter of the XIX century.
Aglae. From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa 1808. Mechlin collar lace. Great example of the influence of Napoleon's peninsular war, the troubadour painting and the romanticism. "Manches a la espagnole" Cameo: seashell, enamel, gold. France, first quart of the XIX century. Bag: Marrocain leather, France, circa 1804.
The Battle of Waterloo which ended the twenty-three years' war of the first French Revolution. It was a period of violence, of tumult, of unrestingly destructive energy-a period throughout which the wealth of nations was scattered like sand, and the blood of nations lavished like water. The Battle of Waterloo quelled Napoleon Bonaparte whose genius and ambition had so long disturbed and desolated the world, deserves to be regarded by us as one of the greatest victories.