The Bivouac. Proof.
Drawn by Chartlet. Engraved by Brett.
London, Published by McCormick, 147, Strand.
Mezzotint. Sheet 185 x 150mm (7¼ x 6"). Trimmed, '1839' written in old ink mss in title area. Napoléon shown full-length standing to left in front of an open fire, in military uniform, hands behind his back, his overcoat swirling around him in the wind. Engraved by William Brett after Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (not Chartlet), A later state has 'Specimens of Art, Plate 42' added.
[Ref: 41909] £120.00
Miss Chase [old ink mss.]
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
Napoléon a S.te Helène. (Historique).
H.ce Vernet Pinx.t. S.W.Reynolds Grav:de Roi d'Ang.re Sculp.t.
à Paris chez Schroth Editeur rue S.t Honoré N.o 353 bis. London published february 1829 by Rittner & Surrey St. Strand.
Mezzotint, scarce. Plate: 265 x 405mm (10½ x 16"), large margins. Foxing in margins. A portrait of a bored looking Napoleon (1769-1821) sat in casual clothes and a sun hat reading the paper on St Helena during his years of exile.
[Ref: 42724] £390.00
St Helena. Visiting his Tomb. The Shade of Napoleon.
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
Waterloo. [Conveying the French Cannon from the Field of Battle, on the 24th July, 1815.] From a Drawing made on the Spot, July 24th, 1815.
Publish'd by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, 1816.
Coloured aquatint. Plate: 400 x 300mm (15¾ x 11¾"). An illustration from Bowyer's 'Campaign of Waterloo', a sequel to his 'Illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe', which had ended after the first abdication of Napoelon Bonaparte in April 1814.
Abbey Life: 354.
[Ref: 42634] £140.00