Coloured lithograph. 235 x 297mm. 9¼ x 11¾".
A satire on the exile of the Ottoman order from Algeria. Hussein Dey (1765-1838) was the last of the Deys who is known for having hit the French consul in anger over France's unpaid debt to Algeria. France used this offense as a pretext for an invasion, and thus in July 1830 the French Army arrived near Algiers and made quick work in defeating the Ottoman forces. Hussein accepted Charles X's offer for exile, after which France seized and looted the country, ending the three-century rule of the Ottomans. Here Charles X can be see with a package strapped to his back with all sorts of items that the French looted from Algeria. The King jokes in having to sell the merchanise, but that it cannot be in France. The Dey's response suggests that there is no grudge held between non-friends.
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