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[Napoleon Bonaparte.]
[Napoleon Bonaparte.]
[Johann Michael Voltz].
[c. 1814.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 145mm. (9¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate, lacking the explanatory text.
A satirical portrait of Napoleon: his face made of the corpses of those 'who perished on the Plains of Russia and Saxony'; his hat the imperial eagle; his collar the Red Sea, symbolizing those who drowned in sea battles; his tunic is a map of northern Germany, marking battles around the Rhine, Elbe & Oder, over which a spider spins its web.
[Ref: 33811]   £240.00  
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John Bull and Napoleon!!
John Bull and Napoleon!! To the tune of the Blue Bell of Scotland.
Woodward del. I.C. [Isaac Cruikshank.]
London Pub by Ackermann. 101. Strand London Aug.t 13. 1803.
Hand coloured etching with letterpress broadside below. Watermarked paper 1801. Sheet size: 370 x 240mm (14½ x 9½"). Chips to top and bottom edges. Damaged.
The antagonists face each other across a narrow channel between two patches of land. John Bull is seen on the left with a clenched fist and sturdy walking-stick. Bonaparte in a large plumed bicorne, is on the right, holding an enormous sabre. Five verses below.
BM Satires: 10064.
[Ref: 37817]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Peep at the Corsican Fairy.
A Peep at the Corsican Fairy.
Pub.d Jan.y 1 1807 by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"), fleur-de-lys watermark. Trimmed inside platemark; tear top right.
John Bull, as a showman on the left, displays Napoleon, 'the Corsican Fairy' to interested spectators representing various European countries. Napoleon is prevented from moving by a large padlock inscribed 'the British Navy'. John Bull holds in his hand a disk labelled 'Malta' and warns his audience that Napoleon 'put himself into a great passion with me about the sugar plumb I hold in my hand'. One of many prints made in response to the feared invasion of Britain by Napoleon c.1803. The French occupied Malta between 1798 and 1800. This plate was first published by Piercy Roberts in 1803, but after Roberts sold his stock of plates to Thomas Tegg in 1806 Tegg reissued the plate. This impression bears Tegg's 1807 publication line.
BM Satires 10032.
[Ref: 47129]   £280.00  

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The Frenchman's Dream. Antigallican Page 176.
The Frenchman's Dream. Antigallican Page 176.
[n.d., c.1804.]
Etching. Sheet: 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed with damage and paper loss in top right corner.
A comic scene showing Napoleon in an exaggerated hat carving into a large piece of meat while around him at a table eating English food and drinking English beer. An illustration to a song called 'Bonaparte's Answer to John Bull's Card inviting him to England'.
BM Satire 10274.
[Ref: 44417]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La Veille d'une Revue de la Garde Nationale ou les Bisets en Dépence.
La Veille d'une Revue de la Garde Nationale ou les Bisets en Dépence.
Coeuré Del. Alix sculp.
A Paris, chez Noël, Rue S.t. Jaques, N.o.16. Déposé au Bureau des Estampes.
Hand-coloured aquatint with large margins. 270 x 360mm, (10½ x 14"). Repaired damage in lower margin into title area. Some light foxing. Exellent colour.
Exterior scene depicting several figures two of which wear the uniform of the French National Garde. The figure on the left wears his uniform smartly, while in the centre a figure wears his hat askew. On the right a man rests his hand on the shoulger of a boy wearing a uniform which is much to big for him and a man with a fur hat holds a gun over his shoulder and a sword in his hand. In 1814, with the invasion of France by the Sixth Coalition there was a mass extended conscription of men which included those who would have traditionally been too old or too young in order to defend Paris in the Battle of Paris. Following the Restoration the National Guard expanded to 35,000.
[Ref: 36162]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Imperial Nursery or News from the Army.
The Imperial Nursery or News from the Army.
Published for the Satirist May 1st 1811.
Aquatint with etching. Sheet 210 x 295mm (8¼ x 11½"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, original binding folds.
Napoleon in his bedroom, nearly dropping his son into the jaws of a sabre-toothed monster when receiving news from Portugal, where Massena had been driven from the lines of Torres Vedras by Wellington, a turning point in the Peninsula War. Behind him are the spirits of the Portuguese dead calling for Wellington to avenge them. The British Museum has a later state with added detail, most noticeably with more ghost heads clearly defined; that state has the letters at Napoleon's feet more legible: they read '. . . faithfull frind Wm Cobbet' and 'List of Engl[ish] Disaffect[ed]'.
BM Satires 11722A, later state BM Satires 11722.
[Ref: 36001]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Nap nearly Nab'd or a Retreating Jump Just in Time,
Nap nearly Nab'd or a Retreating Jump Just in Time, Never did trusty squire with knight or knight with squire, e'er jump more right. Plate 7. vide Bonys Russian Campaign.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d June 1813 by Tho.s Tegg No. 11 Cheapside_ Price One sh.r col.d.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾") large margins. Slight staining on left bottom.
A satirical scene from a series relating to Napoleon and the Russian Campaign. Napoleon is depicted leaping from a window of a farm house, behind him a French general prepares to jump while in the distance a group of Russian cossacks arrive on horseback.
BM Satire 12058.
[Ref: 46614]   £260.00  
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Guess if you can and choose if you dare.
Guess if you can and choose if you dare.
[n.d., c.1820.]
A very rare lithograph. Printed area 200 x 320mm, 8 x 12½". Laid on album paper.
Two scenes concerning the divisions between the Royalists and Republicans in France. The first, dated 1811, has a French guardsman and a child pointing at a bust of Napoleon; the second, dated 1820, shows the new-born Henri, duc de Bordeaux, the royalist hope for the Bourbon succession. When his grandfather Charles X and the Dauphin both abdicated in the July Revolution of 1830, Henri should have become Henry V, but the National Assembly decreed that the throne should pass to the duc d'Orléans, who became King Louis-Philippe. The title is a quote from Pierre Corneille (1606-1684).
[Ref: 14184]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Public Execution of a Tyrant.
Public Execution of a Tyrant. A gibbet formed by the Allies, well supported by Old England. The British Oak & Lion, crushing & tearing the Corsican Viper, whose sting falls down harmless upon the Oak.
TH.
Published as the Act directs March 1814.
Hand-coloured aquatint, rare. Framed. Printed area: 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Frame: 370 x 300mm (14½ x 11¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
A satirical scene showing a large snake, who represents Napoleon and the French, being hung from a gibbet carved with the names of the Allies (though Prussia is missing). The gibbet is supported by a oak tree representing England, while the English lion bites and claws at the snake's tail.
BM Satire 12200.
[Ref: 43876]   £290.00  
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Napoleon, the Corsican Phoenix.
Napoleon, the Corsican Phoenix. The Hat of Napoleon represents the Gallic Cock, his wings expanded, and crowing confident of success.--- The Initials of his Name are branded on his Face, as a mark of Infamy [...]
[Six]pence Col.d
Etching and letterpress with hand-colouring, very rare; printed separately and glued to same backing sheet. Overall dimensions 380 x 220mm (15 x 8¾"). Uncut.
An allegorical portrait of Napoleon, with explanatory letterpress underneath. Example of the abundance of popular prints made in response to the Napoleonic Wars and probably printed during the Hundred Days after Napoleon's escape from Elba, hence the phoenix iconography and his 'Heart, overflowing with Ambition to regain his lost Territory'.
[Ref: 35224]   £480.00  
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A Pleasent Draught for Louis or the way to get rid of a troublesome fellow.
A Pleasent Draught for Louis or the way to get rid of a troublesome fellow.
[by William Heath?]
[published by Thomas Tegg, 1814.]
Coloured etching; 1817 watermark. 340 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Paper toned, creased, repaired tear.
Louis XVIII, his gout-afflicted foot raised on a cushion, holds a wine-glass in which kneels a tiny screaming Napoleon, submerged to the waist, with both arms raised above his head. Louis took the throne of France soon after Napoleon's abdication in April 1814, exiling the former emperor to Elba. However his mismanagement of the country resulted in increased popular support for Napoleon after his escape the following year.
[Ref: 35974]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Political Butcher or Spain Cutting Up Buonaparte,
The Political Butcher or Spain Cutting Up Buonaparte, For the Benifit of her Neighbours.
G.S. Farnham Sep.r 1808
Pub.d September 12 1808 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand.
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 255 x 345mm (10 x 13½") very large margins.
A Spanish butcher dissects the carcass of Napoleon, the meat of which feeds the European powers. A Dutch frog, Italian greyhound, Austrian eagle, British Bulldog, Swedish dog, and a Russian bear pick over the bones. The butcher holds aloft Napoleon's head whilst the three bodies of his generals Murat, Dupont and Junot, having been gutted, are suspended by the ankles. Etching by Thomas Rowlandson after a design by George Saulez/George Sauler Farnham.
BM Satires 11025; Grego vol.2, p.97
[Ref: 47127]   £360.00  

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A full and particular account of the Trial of Napoleon Buonaparte, before John Bull.
A full and particular account of the Trial of Napoleon Buonaparte, before John Bull.
Woodward del. Cruikshank sc.
London Pub.d at Ackermanns Gallery. 101. Strand. Sep.r 14 1803.
Scare hand coloured etching with letterpress broadside below. Image size: 160 x 260mm (6¼ x 10¼"). Total sheet size: 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"). A few small tears to edges. Horizontal central crease as issued.
John Bull, to the left, sits in an arm chair raised above the table at which Counsel are seated, and facing Napoleon, to the right, who stands at the bar. The barrister nearest the prisoner has talons and a horned mask. There are ushers, spectators, a gaoler, and a distant gallery filled with ladies, above Gothic arches in the background. The broadside below describes, in detail, a fictional trial of Napoleon Bonaparte.
[Ref: 37818]   £460.00  
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