Etching, very rare; sheet 225 x 185mm (8¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; tipped into album sheet. Proof before names of artist and engraver added.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French military and political leader. Engraved from a sketch in profile by Thomas Phillips made in 1802, the year of the Treaty of Amiens which temporarily ceased hostilities between Britain and France. The resulting Peace of Amiens, which lasted until May 1803, was the only period of peace during the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). During this time, Phillips was commissioned by the Duke of Northumberland to paint Napoleon, and spent three months in Paris. Due to the circumstances of their execution, Phillips' likenesses are almost unique as sympathetic British likenesses of Napoleon.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Not in Whitman; for an engraving of Phillips' portrait of Napoleon see ref. 34931
[Ref: 34933] £330.00