Caesar et Imperator."Ah, Massa Napoleon! you al'ays was de friend ob freedom - now you am a'man and a broder." The Emperor Napoleon had been advocating the cause of liberty - everywhere but in France.--July, 1861.
Etching. 362 x 280mm. 14¼ x 11".
Napoleon III (1808-1873) the President of the French Second Republic. Until about 1861, Napoleon's regime exhibited decidedly authoritarian characteristics, using press censorship to prevent the spread of opposition, manipulating elections, and depriving the Parliament of the right to free debate or any real power. He often referred to himself as Julius Caesar, drawing analogy between the politics of Caesar and his own.
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