Bonhams. Napoleon’s Death Mask

Bonhams. Napoleon’s Death Mask: lot 196, Books, maps, manuscripts and historical photographs (catalogue for lot 196 in an auction conducted by Bonhams, London, 19 June 2013)


London: Bonhams, 2013.






27 x 21 cm; 11 (13) pp., 1 lot; Internally clean and unmarked; richly illustrated in colour. Publisher’s laminated pictorial wrappers. An excellent copy, as new.



Offprint (lot 196) from Bonhams catalogue “Books, maps, manuscripts and historical photographs” of 19 June 2013. This plaster death mask was taken on 7 May 1821, two days after Napoleon’s death, and presented to the Rev Richard Boys, Senior Chaplain of St Helena. Consigned for sale by a direct descendant, it realised £169,250 (inclusive).