Napoléon’s monogrammed shirt and longjohns worn on St. Helena
Stained with blood, this is one of the last shirts worn by the Emperor on St. Helena.
Historical Provenance - Bertrand family collection
Napoléon’s Madras kerchief worn on St. Helena
- c. 1818-19
Due to the high humidity on the island, Napoléon preferred to wear a kerchief to cover his head rather than a felt hat. Joséphine introduced her husband to this West Indian custom. One can imagine him wearing this cloth while tending the garden that he started to plant in 1819, rising each day at 5:30 a.m.