US News Report: Bannon had portrait of himself as Napoleon

15:31  11 july  2017
15:31  11 july  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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The long-lost portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David, one of France's most celebrated painters. Steve Bannon reportedly has a painting of himself as Napoleon .

Farage, who has also written for Breitbart, the right-wing website that Bannon founded, has now been reported to have given Bannon a peculiar present For further context, here is the original version of the famous portrait by Jacques-Louis David. Bannon has a portrait of himself as Napoleon in the

The long-lost portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David, one of France's most celebrated painters. © Richard Collins, AFP/Getty Images The long-lost portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David, one of France's most celebrated painters. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon hung an oil painting of himself dressed as Napoleon on his office wall in the before the 2016 election, according to a report from New York Magazine

The revelation comes from an article by Joshua Green adapted from his upcoming book Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency. 

The article describes Bannon's recent resurgence since reports in April said he had fallen out of President Trump's favor. While listing the qualities that drew Bannon and Trump together after their first meeting in 2010 Green says Bannon, like Trump, "had a healthy self-regard." The Napoleon painting was cited as evidence of that egotism. 

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Steve Bannon had portrait of himself as Napoleon , report says https *opens Twitter* "Steve Bannon has a portrait of himself as Napoleon ." *closes Twitter* *waits for Rod Serling voiceover*. Bannon 's alleged Napoleon painting wouldn't be the first time a strategist and captain of industry was

There's one particular detail in Green's report that Twitter seems to have latched onto: Steve Bannon once had an oil painting of himself dressed as Napoleon hanging in his office. There were thoughts on what owning a portrait of oneself dressed as Napoleon says about you as a person.

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"On his office wall hung an oil painting of Bannon dressed as Napoleon in his study at the Tuileries, done in the style of Jacques-Louis David’s famous neoclassical painting," Green reported. 

The painting was a gift to the former Breitbart editor from Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union, the magazine reported. 

The report did not mention the current location of the painting. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold challenged Twitter users to contact him with any information on its current whereabouts. 

Napoleon, a military leader who seized power and declared himself emperor, is not often seen as one of history's heroes. But Bannon has not shied away from being identified with infamous figures. 

"Darkness is good," Bannon told the Hollywood Reporter in November. "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power."

   

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