17,402 visitors today 116 antiques added today
Relevant Categories
antique photo
Choose an antique category

Rare Early Portrait Of Napoleon By Stephanus Chiantor Dated 1803


£7,950 | $11,079 USD | €9,265 EUR
Item Number: SA740847
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Christopher Tombs Antiques Ltd
This antique has been viewed 30 times in the past month with the most views from New Zealand.


Rare early portrait of Napoleon by Stephanus Chiantor dated 1803
This is a rare early portrait on Napoleon dated when he was 34 years old and already First Consul, after his successful campaigns in Italy. He became Emperor in 1805, crowned in December 1804
Stephanus Chiantor is known as an artist with another portrait of his, of Charles Emmanuel 1V of Sardinia appearing on the internet. That is also in a naive style and this painting is easily identifiable as by the same hand.
Extra information
When this portrait was discovered, it had a 20th century lining glued to the back of the original canvas. Removal of the lining, which was unnecessary as the canvas was in excellent and firm condition, revealed the signature/inscription on the original canvas: Stephanus Chiantor pinxit 1803. This confirmed the authorship beyond doubt.

Stefano Chiantore, also known as Stephanus Chiantor was an Italian artist of the early 19th century active in Turin. In 1824 Chiantore was appointed Official Artist to the Royal Court of King Victor Emanuel 1 of Sardinia. His portrait of the King was made into a fine engraving, a copy of which is held in the British Museum.
This rare early portrait of Napoleon, probably inspired by Napoleonís campaigns in Italy, depicts Napoleon in the uniform of a Colonel of the Light Cavalry and wearing the Legion díhonneur, the famous French order which Napoleon founded in 1802.
Measurements: 75cmsx56cms (29Ĺx22inches) Framed: 84cmsx66cmsx7cmsdeep
Delivery in the UK is included in the asking price.
If you require shipping please do ask for a quote.
Thank you for looking


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 84 cm (33.1")
Width = 66 cm (26.0")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

Seller Details

Christopher Tombs Antiques Ltd
Unit 96
Northwick Business Centre
GL56 9RF
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item

Similar antiques ... view more