NA416 - “Mounted Napoleon” (Chasseur Colonel’s Uniform)
As we know the Emperor had several iconic items of clothing... His bicorne hat, his greatcoat and ... apart from the previously mentioned ‘Old Guard’uniform – his ‘green’ Chasseur Colonel’s uniform. He particularly liked the Chasseur uniform and often wore it in recognition of the loyal and devoted service of his Chasseur Regiments who frequently provided his mounted escort while on campaign. Just two complete sets of this green uniform survive to this day. One is still worn by the Emperor himself and lies in honour with him in his tomb in Les Invalides in Paris. This latest mounted version of the Emperor shows Napoleon wearing his trademark grey greatcoat underwhich can be seen his ‘Colonel of Chasseurs’ green uniform.