Corporal Violette, and Family.
Hand coloured etching with large margins. Platemark: 245 x 200mm (9½ x 8"). Small tear in left margin. Very light mount burn.
An impression of an uncommon 'puzzle' portrait showing the concealed the profiles of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), his wife Marie Louise of Austria (1791-1847), and Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles (1811-1832), King of Rome. Napoleon was nicknamed "Corporal Violet" by his soldiers after having to return from Elba in the Spring, during the Violet season. An explanatory inscription is below the image. For an alternative impression, see item ref: 33242.
[Ref: 35100] £260.00