Watercolor of Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, in the Silver Salon at the Elysée Palace in Paris, painted in 1810 by Louis Hippolyte Lebas. Caroline spent the majority of 1810 in Paris ostensibly to assist her brother Napoleon’s new Empress, Marie-Louise, with the running of her new household at court, but also to promote the interests of herself and her husband at a time when the relationship between Napoleon and Murat was increasingly fraught. With Louis Bonaparte having recently been divested of his throne in Holland after crossing the Emperor once too often, Caroline and Joachim very justifiably worried that they might be next.

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