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Picken's Sketches of Napoleon, No.5.  Price 1s.
Picken's Sketches of Napoleon, No.5. Price 1s. Un Bivouac [&] The Spirit of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
On Stone by A. Picken Jun.
London, Pub. by T. Fisher 1, Hanway St. Oxford St [n.d., c.1845].
Two lithographic vignettes printed on a single sheet, including one puzzle print, sheet 380 x 270mm. 15 x 10¾". Slight creasing
The upper illustration is a portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte standing in a landscape. The natural forms in the landscape below conceal the outline profiles of military commanders from both opposing sides of the Napoleonic Wars. The figures represented are listed in the text below. From a scarce set of popular prints issued by subscription; with note to subscribers to lower margin.
for a larger version of 'Un Bivouac' (top image), see ref. 29444
[Ref: 23468]   £220.00  
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[Tribute to Napoleon.]
[Tribute to Napoleon.] Sésostius et César, l'ancien, le nouvel âge, / Fredéric, à sa vue abaissent leur laurier, / Et sur le Nord brisé passant comme un orage, / Il à conquis le nom du plus grand des guerriers!!
[after V. Adam?]
à Paris chez Dopter, rue St Jacques, No. 21. Déposé [n.d., c.1835.]
Mezzotint. 250 x 320mm (10 x 12½") Trimmed to plate at sides, some damp staining.
Napoleon ushered to a heavenly pedestal, greeted by some of the greatest generals of history.
[Ref: 36066]   £230.00  
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Napoleon Violets.
Napoleon Violets.
Miss Chase [old ink mss.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink and watercolour. Sheet 205 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Laid on album paper.
A hand drawn copy of the famous 'puzzle' portrait, with the profiles of Napoleon, his empress Marie Louise and son, Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles, hidden with the foliage of a buch of violets. This version is unusual in having the plants in an ornamental urn. Napoleon was nicknamed "Corporal Violet" by his soldiers after returning from Elba during spring, when those flowers were in bloom.
[Ref: 42067]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Anagramme. Napoléon Empereur des Français et Roi d'Italie.
Anagramme. Napoléon Empereur des Français et Roi d'Italie. Ainsi cela fera la Prospérité du Monde Entier.
[Dessiné par Fragonard Fils. Gravé à l'eau-forte par Castel. Terminé par M.me Benoist.]
[n.d., 1811.]
Stipple and etching, rare. Sheet 445 x 315mm (17½ x 12½"). Trimmed to image on all sides, losing inscription.
'From this will come the prosperity of the whole world.' Minerva points at the inscription on a monument with a bust of Napoleon, while a winged woman uses a chisel to finish the decoration. This print was published to celebrate the marriage of Napoleon and Marie-Louise of Austria in 1810.
[Ref: 36000]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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République Française Liberté Egalité
République Française Liberté Egalité Au Quartier Général de Milan le an de la Republique Une, et Indivisible Bonaparte Général em Chef de l'Armée d'Italie.
Appiani dif. Mercoli fig. inc.
[n.d, c.1804.]
Engraving, 175 x 220mm (7 x 8¾"). Top right missing; stains bottom right; tatty at edges.
An engraving paying tribute to the French Repurblic and its hero, General Napoleon Bonaparte.
[Ref: 11198]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[In pencil:]
[In pencil:] "Marengo". Buonaparte's...Charger at the battle of Waterloo.
from a Drawing by James Ward R.A. [Etched in plate:] MB.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Etching. Plate 222 x 305mm (8¾ x 12").
A reversed copy of 'Marengo, the favourite charger of Napoleon I' after James Ward. Marengo (c.1793-1831), the Arab horse purchased by Napoleon Bonaparte after the Battle of Aboukir in 1799 and named after the French victory at Marengo in 1800. Marengo was captured after the Battle of Waterloo and brought to England, where, after his death in 1831, his remains were preserved. His skeleton can now be seen in the 'Changing the World' gallery at the National Army Museum.
[Ref: 31227]   £220.00  
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Napoléon devant les Juges suprèmes.
Napoléon devant les Juges suprèmes. Le Dieu de l'éloquence et la sage Minerve / Pour guider ce héros ont quittéles mortels [...]
chez Charin R. du Marais, près St. Jean à Bruxelles, et les principaux M.ds des Pays-bas [c.1830]
Lithograph with very large margins, scarce, printed area 300 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½").
Unusual mythological reading of Napoleon's destiny, with the former emperor stood before the supreme judges in the underworld. Charon and his boat are in the background on the far right. As the text explains, Minos, the judge of the dead, finds him amongst 'the first rank' and points towards a temple dedicated to him and identified by the imperial eagle.
[Ref: 35952]   £360.00  
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The Reunion.
The Reunion. Oh my son! should you so soon have rejoined me?
Tassaert inv.t. A. Duccles Lithog.y 79 St Martin's Lane.
Published by O. Hodgson, 10 Cloth Fair, Oct. 8th 1832.
Lithograph with fine original colour, rare. Printed area 325 x 230mm (12¾ x 9"). Slight crease in margin.
An allegory of the death of Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1811-32), better known as Napolon II, with him being greeted by his father on a cloud. A falling crown and sword signify the end of the Imperial line. As the son of Archduchess Marie Louise he left France for Austria in 1814. He joined the Austrian Army aged twelve and was allowed no political role before his death of tuberculosis aged 21.
[Ref: 35982]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The life of Napoleon.]
[The life of Napoleon.]
[British, n.d., c.1825.]
Waxy scrap sheet with 14 lithographic images and 12 text labels. Sheet 430 x 315mm (17 x 12½").
A large portrait of Napoleon surrounded by scenes from his life, using famous images like Jacques-Louis David's portrait of Napoleon Crossing the Alps on Marengo, probably all cut from a single sheet.
[Ref: 36003]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The exact Representation of the Celebrated Standard presented by the Emperor Napoleon to His Guards at Elba a short Time before he invaded France in 1815.
The exact Representation of the Celebrated Standard presented by the Emperor Napoleon to His Guards at Elba a short Time before he invaded France in 1815. This splendid Standard is composed of the richest try coloured Silk, and the whole of the Ornaments are most elaborately Embroidered [...]
Drawn by G. Gwilt Jun.r
London Published by H. Cureton 81 Aldersgate St. Aug.t 1823
Etching, scarce, 1822 Whatman watermark, platemark approx. 440 x 330mm (17¼ x 13") large margins.
Etching by George Gwilt, the younger (1775-1856), architect best known for his restoration of Southwark Cathedral and his work on the Wren church of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside. Gwilt was also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries who contributed to various publications on the subject.
[Ref: 44792]   £280.00  
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Collosial Statue of Napoleon,
Collosial Statue of Napoleon, From the Column in the place Vendome Paris. Taken down by the Allies in 1814.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
The statue on the top of the Vendôme Column, showing Napoleon crowned with laurels, holding a sword in his right hand and a globe surmounted with a statue of Victory in his left. The column, based on Trajan's Column in Rome, was completed in 1810; after the Bourbon restoration the statue was melted down but it was replaced with a statue of Napoleon in military dress by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46), and again by Louis-Napoléon when first President of France (1846-52). The Paris Commune pulled down the whole column in 1871, but it was re-erected three years later with a copy of the original statue.
[Ref: 36011]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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Corporal Violette.
Corporal Violette. This Print, which appears to consist simply of that beautiful Flower, the Violet, contains correct Profiles of the Emporer Napoleon, Maria Louisa, and the Young King of Rome; the first under the green Leaf on the right --- the second opposite, under the second Violet -- and the third one, on the right of the centrical Stems, near the lower Violet.
Radcliffe Sc.
213 Piccadilly. [n.d., c.1810].
Hand coloured engraving with two sections of letterpress text. Sheet size: 265 x 280mm (10½ x 11"). Cut and glued to scrap sheet.
An impression of an uncommon 'puzzle' portrait showing the concealed the profiles of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), his wife Marie Louise of Austria (1791-1847), and Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles (1811-1832), King of Rome. Napoleon was nicknamed "Corporal Violet" by his soldiers after having to return from Elba during Springtime. Explanatory letterpress above and below image.
[Ref: 33242]   £230.00  
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Corporal Violette, and Family.
Corporal Violette, and Family.
[Anon.]
[n.d., c.1810.]
Hand coloured etching with large margins. Platemark: 245 x 200mm (9½ x 8"). Small tear in left margin. Very light mount burn.
An impression of an uncommon 'puzzle' portrait showing the concealed the profiles of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), his wife Marie Louise of Austria (1791-1847), and Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles (1811-1832), King of Rome. Napoleon was nicknamed "Corporal Violet" by his soldiers after having to return from Elba in the Spring, during the Violet season. An explanatory inscription is below the image. For an alternative impression, see item ref: 33242.
[Ref: 35100]   £260.00  
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A Geographical & Historical Map Of Europe Exhibiting the new Divisions of it's Kingdoms & States agreeably to the late Congress of Vienna.
A Geographical & Historical Map Of Europe Exhibiting the new Divisions of it's Kingdoms & States agreeably to the late Congress of Vienna.
J. Wauthier. Davies sculp.t Compton Str.b Bruns.k Square.
Published as the Act directs by R. Juigné for the Second Edition of Le Sage's Historical Atles. 1817.
Hand coloured engraving with surrounding letter press text. Sheet size: 495 x 715mm (19½ x 28¼"). Central vertical crease as published.
A fine atlas map of Europe as divided up by the Congress of Vienna, 1815, at the close of the Napoleonic Wars. An article surrounding the map is titled, 'Most Remarkable Events Battles, And Treaties Between The French And The Different Powers of Europe. From 1792 Up To 1815.' The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815. Its objective was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. Although representatives from all the states which had participated in the wars were invited, the principal negotiations were conducted by the 'Big Four' (Britain, Russia, Prussia, and Austria) and, later on, royalist France. Published as part of 'the Second Edition of Le Sage's Historical Atlas', by J. Wauthier, 1817.
[Ref: 36153]   £280.00  
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The Shade of Napoleon.
The Shade of Napoleon.
[Anon., British, n.d., c.1820s.]
Rare etching with some aquatint printed in red ink, puzzle print; image 100 x 165mm. 4 x 6½". Two vertical fold creases. A little soiled and stained. Margins a little trimmed.
The trunks of two willow trees, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 1821), beside a simple moonlit grave on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. A woman in a mourning veil lays a wreath beside the French Imperial eagle lower left. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
For similar puzzle prints of Napoleon at his tomb see also refs. 23473 and 19762.
[Ref: 26333]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb. In this Print may be traced a full length Figure of Napoleon.
Printed by E. Lake 5, Sherbourne Lane, Lombard St.
Pub.d at 6 Albany Place, York Road Lambeth [n.d., c.1840].
Lithographic puzzle print, sheet 275 x 375mm. 10¾ x 14¾". Slight crease off image.
The trunks of the two trees to left, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 1821), beside his simple grave in the Valley of Willows on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. This one of several prints showing the same scene.
For similar puzzle prints of Napoleon at his tomb see also refs. 20925 and 19762.
[Ref: 23473]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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St Helena. Visiting his Tomb.  The Shade of Napoleon.
St Helena. Visiting his Tomb. The Shade of Napoleon.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph. Sheet 200 x 230mm (8 x 9"). Trimmed around title and surtitle.
The trunks of two willow trees, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 1821), beside a simple moonlit grave on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. A woman in a mourning veil holds a wreath, the French Imperial eagle at her feet. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
[Ref: 41891]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Ombre de Napoléon visitant son tombeau. 1821.
L'Ombre de Napoléon visitant son tombeau. 1821.
[n.d., c.1821.]
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 140 x 130mm (5½ x 5"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
The trunks of two willow trees, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 1821), beside a simple moonlit grave on Saint Helena. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
[Ref: 45768]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb. In this Print may be traced a full length Figure of Napoleon, and small Portraits of his Son, - the Empress Maria Louisa, - and trhe Empress Josephine; - also heads of Wellington, - Murat, - and the Duke d'Enghien.
Printed by Lefevre & Co. 52, Norman St.
London, Published by J. McCormick, 147, Strand. [n.d., c.1840.
Lithographic puzzle print. Printed area 180 x 190mm (7 x 7½"). Edges worn,
The trunks of the two trees form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte standing over the simple grave in the Valley of Willows on Saint Helena. The other faces are formed in the foliage.
[Ref: 35998]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Wahre Abbildung von Napoleons Thron.
Wahre Abbildung von Napoleons Thron.
Bei Friedr. Compe. [n.d., c.1810.]
Etching with small margins. 260 x 180mm (10¼ x 7").
'A True depiction of Napoleon's Throne'.
[Ref: 36028]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Timour the Tartar. The Equestrian Procession.
Timour the Tartar. The Equestrian Procession. Act 1 Scene 1.
[n.d., but watermarked 1812.]
Coloured engraving. 305 x 215mm, 12 x 8½". Some creasing.
"Timour the Tartar" was a grand romantic melodrama in two acts by the prolific Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), with music by Matthew Peter King. First mounted at Covent Garden in 1811, it was a caricature of Napoleon: Timour, of low origin, usurps the throne and raises up his needy relations to princely dignity. The play featured horses brought onto stage.
[Ref: 12758]   £240.00  
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