[Allegory of the death of Napoleon II.]
Lithograph on chine collé, rare. 460 x 340mm (16 x 13½"). Blind stamp of an imperial bee in margin. Margins spotted.
Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte (18110832), in uniform, seemingly asleep with his head cushioned by his arm, dreaming of his father, Napoleon Bonaparte, in his imperial robes. Napoleon II died of tuberculosis on July 22 1832.
Blind stamp of William J. Latta (Lugt 2825), Pennsylvanian collector of Napoleonic prints, started c.1888, dispersed by auction 1913.
[Ref: 36002] £160.00