Bavaria was a staunch ally of France from 1803–1813. Napoleon elevated the Elector of Bavaria, Maximillian Joseph IV (1756–1825) to King in 1806 as a reward for his support.
Ludwig Scharff, Bavarian Infantry Soldier (13. Lin. Inf. Rgt. 1 Gren. König 1806), watercolour, 25.6 x 51.5 cm, 19th century; source: Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library, http://dl.lib.brown.edu/catalog/catalog.php?verb=render&id=1186581044406250.