[Portraits of Napoleon and his circle.]
Zincograph and letterpress. Sheet 765 x 505mm (30½ x 20"). Tears to edges and folds.
An uncut sheet of 16 portraits of Napoleon and his family, designed to be folded and cut for an 8vo book, with one portrait per page. Thus half the portraits are printed upside down on this sheet. The other members of the family are: his wives Josephine & Marie Louisa and son Napoleon II; his parents Charles & Letitia and uncle Cardinal Fesch; his siblings Joseph, Louis, Lucien, Jerome, Eliza, Pauline and Caroline; and sister-in-law Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen of Prussia. The outsider in the collection is Count Metternich who, despite facilitating the marriange of Napoleon to Maria Louisa, did much to rally the Allied opposition to him.
[Ref: 36058] £80.00