J. Fr. Tremblay (from a sketch by Antonio Carassi): The King of Rome's child's carriage, 1811/12 (Detail)

The luxurious decoration of the carriage shows the symbolic programme that Napoleon had planned for his son, whom he had proclaimed King of Rome on the day of his birth. This image shows the detail of a small eagle: protected under the wings of his powerful father, the little eagle (“L’Aiglon”) grows up to become the future Emperor.