Imagine if you will placing a new born babe in a cradle like this. Obviously great things were expected of the baby who occupied it, and in fact he was destined to inherit a vast Empire. Sadly (for the babe, at least) these visions of grandeur were not realised and the occupant of the cradle grew up sickly and sensitive and died young.
|Symbols of Empire.|
|Allegories of the hopes for the babe.|
|A State Cradle.|
Vale, Franz, der kleine Napoleon.