A View & Plan of Longwood House, St. Helena.The Residence of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint, sheet 240 x 150mm. 9½ x 6".
Napoleon Bonaparte died, reportedly of stomach cancer, on 5 May 1821 after six years in exile on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. His body was buried first in the grounds of Longwood, his residence on the island, before being brought back to France in 1840 to be ceremoniously reburied in Les Invalides. Numbered 'Plate 3, Vol. III', for Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
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