The young Bonaparte in Brienne (Paris military School) * - Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville ‘JOB’
* The illustrator imagines the young Corsican, studious and solitary in the study room, where the shadow of his profile is projected on the map of Europe in a premonitory way
Figures before a Village Inn by Cornelis Saftleven, 1642, Museum of the Netherlands
A storm is brewing. The man at the left has clearly already had too much to drink yet is ordering more. The dangerous dagger of the man in blue signals trouble. The couple at the right makes love half-heartedly. And the portly mendicant friar absorbed in his card game … did he not take a vow of poverty? This will not end well.