Does anyone know if the Eagle and Flag of this regiment stolen from the Isabela Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990 were authentic?
Because in Pierre Charrie´s book Drapeaux & Etendards de la Revolution et Empire there says that both the 1804 and the 1812 types (the one supposedly at the Boston museum) as being at the Musee de la Armé in Paris. Only the flags, not the eagles. The Eagles location are unknown, it says.
So I am confused, the Boston Museum says that the provenience was from a Russian Count that bought it at auction. Seems a bit suspicious that such a relic was in the hands of a Russian noble and not in French hands at the fall of the 1st Empire.