Allan Banford

Marshall of France

Mix media on wood
2014
60 cm x 60 cm
23.60 Inch x 23.60 Inch.

Marshal of the Empire (French: Maréchal d’Empire) was a civil dignity during the First French Empire. It was created by Sénatus-consulte on 18 May 1804 and to a large extent resurrected the formerly abolished title of Marshal of France. According to the Sénatus-consulte, a Marshal was a grand officer of the Empire, entitled to a high-standing position at the Court and to the presidency of an electoral college.

 

Private collection,
London. UK.