Le Dieu de l'éloquence et la sage Minerve / Pour guider ce héros ont quittéles mortels [...]
Lithograph with very large margins, scarce, printed area 300 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½").
Unusual mythological reading of Napoleon's destiny, with the former emperor stood before the supreme judges in the underworld. Charon and his boat are in the background on the far right. As the text explains, Minos, the judge of the dead, finds him amongst 'the first rank' and points towards a temple dedicated to him and identified by the imperial eagle.
[Ref: 35952] £360.00