Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino and Musignano (Biographical details)

Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino and Musignano (politician/statesman; collector; French; Male; 1775 - 1840)

Also known as

Bonaparte, Lucien; Buonaparte, Luciano; Canino

Biography

Brother of Napoleon I (q.v.) and 1st Prince of Canino; formed an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings and antiquities, subsequently dispersed through sales. A collection of etchings reproducing some of these paintings & sculptures was published under the title of 'Choix de gravures à l'eau-forte d'après les peintures et les marbres de la galerie de Lucien Bonaparte' (London, 1812). Elected to the Académie Française in 1803.