Autographed letter signed, 1/2 page - additionally addressed to the reverse, 4,5 x 7,25 inch, in French, to Maret, Duke of Bassano - Josephine Bonaparte informs the correspondent about the nomination of M. Vidal as Master of Requests* and to be unhappy, written and signed in black ink "Josephine", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Josephine Bonaparte in a beautiful portrait as Empress of France (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with mild letter folds and a few stains - in fine to very fine condition. "Mon cher duc de Bassano, l`empereur m'ayant promis de nommer M. Vidal pour maître des requêtes, vous me ferez plaisir d`en faire souvenir Sa majesté. Adieu mon cher duc de Bassano, je suis bien malheureuse. Josephine" *A Master of Requests (in French `maître des requêtes`) is a Counsel of the Council of State (Conseil d`État), a high-level judicial officer of administrative law in France and other European countries that has existed in one form or another since the Middle Ages.
|Profession||the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of the French|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||4,5 x 7,25 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|