Years ago, back in the days when I used to have fun, I was at a meeting of the Ontario Archaeological Society. The speaker was promoting the idea that Napoleon had been poisoned by arsenic which was evidenced, apparently, in his hair. So I was able to hold a ziploc bag of Napoleon's reddish-brown hair in my hands. Talk about six-degrees of separation.
Note the differences in the pictures below.
|Napoleon Crossing the Alps J.L David, 1800.|
|Bonaparte Crossing the Alps, Delaroche, 1850|
|Napoleon on His Imperial Throne, Ingres 1806|
|Napoleon on His Imperial Throne, OOOPS, |
Napoleon at Fontainebleau, Delaroche, 1840