A Pleasent Draught for Louis or the way to get rid of a troublesome fellow.
[published by Thomas Tegg, 1814.]
Coloured etching; 1817 watermark. 340 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Paper toned, creased, repaired tear.
Louis XVIII, his gout-afflicted foot raised on a cushion, holds a wine-glass in which kneels a tiny screaming Napoleon, submerged to the waist, with both arms raised above his head. Louis took the throne of France soon after Napoleon's abdication in April 1814, exiling the former emperor to Elba. However his mismanagement of the country resulted in increased popular support for Napoleon after his escape the following year.
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