Jacques-Louis David's 'Napoleon Crossing The Alps' is one of the most iconic paintings from that colourful era that bears the name of the man also known as 'Le petit Caporal' and 'The Corsican Ogre'.
This painting features on many books about the Napoleonic era, unsurprisingly (and is currently the screen-saver on my various mobile devices). But the image hasn't just become popular over time: in Napoleon's and David's own time it was also immensely popular. So much so that David ultimately painted five versions of it.
When I returned to the hobby, I was on a mission to find out if someone had sculpted this fantastic image as a miniature. I felt sure someone must have. And in the end, after buying a few other Napoleons, such as the Warmodelling 'Borodino' 15mm figure pack (Napoleon seated on a chair with one foot up on a drum, accompanied by a telescope-wielding ADC), I learned that yes, there was such a figure.
Made for Salute (I don't know which year), and sculpted by one of the Perry twins, it was also sold as a limited edition by Foundry, raising money, if I recall aright, for a charity in aid of an ailing friend in the industry. Every show I went to I'd buttonhole and badger anyone I thought looked like they might know about the figure, and ask how I could get one (I don't do eBay, so that was out).