Napoleon Was Pretty As A Picture

Bill Bensley , 2024

Acrylic on canvas
120 × 120 cm , 47.2 × 47.2 inch


When the French decided to colonise Vietnam Bill’s Grandfather, who wasConsul in France at the time, was sent as an envoy to scout the lay of the land.He thought it would be a lark to go dressed as Napoleon. An enterprising Vietnamese saddler crafted an especiallyluxurious heated seat for our imperious grandfather.