THE BASTARDS | Princesse de Chimay, Comte Walewski, Comte de Leon ... and assorted others with Eugene Barilo Von Reisberg

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Napoleon’s alleged sexual conquests were said to rival his military achievements, and throughout the 19th century there was no shortage of those who proudly claimed their descent from the Emperor. The lecture focuses on three of the people with the most reputable claim to Napoleon’s DNA - Charles Leon, Alexandre Walewski, and Emilie Pellapra.

EUGENE BARILO VON REISBERG is a Melbourne-based lecturer, researcher, and art consultant.  He has completed a doctoral dissertation on Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century elite portrait specialist, at the University of Melbourne, and lectures and publishes widely on 19th century art, history, and culture.

Emilie MacDonell, Viscountess Aguado, Marchioness of Las Marismas by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1852

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