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        Napoleon and Marie-Louise escaping from the fire at the ball given on July 1st

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) married, as his second wife, Marie-Louise (1791-1847), Archduchess of Austria, in April 1810; the Emperor and Empress escaped unharmed from the embassy; an important consequence of the conflagration was the improved organisation by Napoleon of the firemen of Paris; Provenance: Private Collection.

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