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[Napoleon Bonaparte] Violettes du 20 Mars 1815.
[Napoleon Bonaparte] Violettes du 20 Mars 1815.
Canu fecit.
Deposee a la Direction generale. A Paris, rue St. Jacques no.29.
Coloured etching. 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾"), with wide margins, part of Whatman watermark dated '...14'
An uncommon 'puzzle' portrait showing the profile of Napoleon to the top right framed by the bud and leaf, Empress Marie Louise of France and their son Napoléon-François-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte, King of Rome, in profile to the right between and below his parents. Napoleon was nicknamed "Corporal Violet" by his soldiers after returning from Elba during Springtime, when those flowers were in bloom. Prints such as these were published so that Napoleon's supporters could display their feelings covertly.
[Ref: 59403]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tribute to Napoleon.]
[Tribute to Napoleon.] Ton souffle du chaos faisait sortir les lois ; / Ton image insultait aux dépouilles des rois. / Et, debout sur l'airain de leurs foudres guerrieres, / Entretenait le ciel du bruit de tes exploits. Casimir Delavigne.
Dessiné par V. Adam.
à Paris chez Dopter, rue St Jacques, No. 21. [n.d., c.1835.]
Mezzotint. 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed to plate.
A tribute to Napoleon, showing the second statue of the former emperor on top of the Vendôme Column, depicting him in a tricorn hat, boots and a redingote (riding coat), as erected by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46). Around the statue are events from Napoleon's life, starting and ending in storm clouds, but his successes shining against a rainbow arching above. The verse is from Casimir Delavigne's 'À Napoléon', part of his 'Les Messéniennes, Livre II' (1835).
[Ref: 55752]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tribute to Napoleon.]
[Tribute to Napoleon.] Ton souffle du chaos faisait sortir les lois ; / Ton image insultait aux dépouilles des rois. / Et, debout sur l'airain de leurs foudres guerrieres, / Entretenait le ciel du bruit de tes exploits. Casimir Delavigne.
Dessiné par V. Adam.
à Paris chez Dopter, rue St Jacques, No. 21. [n.d., c.1835.]
Mezzotint. 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed to plate at sides, some damp staining at top.
A tribute to Napoleon, showing the second statue of the former emperor on top of the Vendôme Column, showing Napoleon a tricorn hat, boots and a redingote (riding coat), as erected by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46). Around the statue are events from Napoleon's life, starting and ending in storm clouds, but his successes shining against a rainbow arching above. The verse is from Casimir Delavigne's 'À Napoléon', part of his 'Les Messéniennes, Livre II' (1835).
[Ref: 36064]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tribute to Napoleon.]
[Tribute to Napoleon.] Sésostius et César, l'ancien, le nouvel âge, / Fredéric, à sa vue abaissent leur laurier, / Et sur le Nord brisé passant comme un orage, / Il à conquis le nom du plus grand des guerriers!!
[after V. Adam?]
à Paris chez Dopter, rue St Jacques, No. 21. Déposé [n.d., c.1835.]
Mezzotint. 250 x 320mm (10 x 12½") Trimmed to plate at sides, some damp staining.
Napoleon ushered to a heavenly pedestal, greeted by some of the greatest generals of history.
[Ref: 36066]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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République Française Liberté Egalité
République Française Liberté Egalité Au Quartier Général de Milan le an de la Republique Une, et Indivisible Bonaparte Général em Chef de l'Armée d'Italie.
Appiani dif. Mercoli fig. inc.
[n.d, c.1804.]
Engraving, 175 x 220mm (7 x 8¾"). Top right missing; stains bottom right; tatty at edges.
An engraving paying tribute to the French Repurblic and its hero, General Napoleon Bonaparte.
[Ref: 11198]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Baptême du Roi de Rome. Allégories. Par M. Louason. Ex-Inspecteur en Chef de l'habillement de l'armée dl'allemagne.
Le Baptême du Roi de Rome. Allégories. Par M. Louason. Ex-Inspecteur en Chef de l'habillement de l'armée dl'allemagne. [&] Impromptu [letterpress card]
Paris, de l'imprimerie de Pillet, rue Christine, No 5. / 1811.
Engraving and letterpress, with small letterpress sheet, together on album sheet, sheet 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Both items glued to backing sheet.
Two items relating to the birth of Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Mary-Louise of Austria, in 1811. The frontispiece to Louason's poem on the baptism of Napoleon II includes the eagle (after which Napoleon II would be nicknamed), while below is a British response to the news in the form of a comic bulletin and poem (''Twill be a Die nasty indeed! ! !'). Napoleon II was King of Rome, Prince of Parma, and Duke of Reichstadt. He died of pneumonia in 1832, leaving no issue, and it was his cousin Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte who took over the Napoleonic claim to the throne and subsequently restored the empire as Napoleon III.
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[In pencil:]
[In pencil:] "Marengo". Buonaparte's... Charger at the battle of Waterloo.
from a Drawing by James Ward R.A. [Etched in plate:] MB.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Etching. 222 x 305mm (8¾ x 12").
A reversed copy of 'Marengo, the favourite charger of Napoleon I' after James Ward. Marengo (c.1793-1831), the Arab horse purchased by Napoleon Bonaparte after the Battle of Aboukir in 1799 and named after the French victory at Marengo in 1800. Marengo was captured after the Battle of Waterloo and brought to England, where, after his death in 1831, his remains were preserved. His skeleton can now be seen in the 'Changing the World' gallery at the National Army Museum.
[Ref: 31227]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Embossed text pages from 'Memoirs of Constant'.]
[Embossed text pages from 'Memoirs of Constant'.]
[n.d., c.1838.]
Three sheets of card of embossed blind letterpress. Largest sheet 360 x 220mm (14¼ x 8¾"). 1 sheet trimmed with loss of text.
Three sheets of card containing twelve pages (of 340?) from an English edition of ''Memoirs of Constant, first valet de chambre of the emperor, on the private life of Napoleon, his family and his court", by Louis Constant Wairy (1778-1845)
[Ref: 53982]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Imperial Barge.
The Imperial Barge.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 120 x 190mm (4¾ x 7½"). Laid on album paper, some staining.
The funerary barge for the 'Retour des Cendres (Return of the Ashes)', the reburial of Napoleon's remains in Paris, 1840. In 'The Second Funeral of Napoleon', William Makepeace Thackeray quotes M. Guizot, an eye-witness: 'The vessel is of a very elegant antique form, and I can give you on the Thames no better idea of it than by requesting you to fancy an immense wherry, of which the stern has been cut straight off, and on which a temple on steps has been elevated. At the figure-head is an immense gold eagle, and at the stern is a little terrace, filled with evergreens and a profusion of banners. Upon pedestals along the sides of the vessel are tripods in which incense was burned, and underneath them are garlands of flowers called here "immortals." Four eagles surmount the temple, and a great scroll or garland, held in their beaks, surrounds it. It is hung with velvet and gold; four gold caryatides support the entry of it; and in the midst, upon a large platform hung with velvet, and bearing the imperial arms, stood the coffin'.
[Ref: 55896]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Souvenirs de Gloire et de Maleurs.
Souvenirs de Gloire et de Maleurs.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare engraving. Oval sheet 205 x 275mm (8 x 10¾") Trimmed as oval, laid on album paper.
A design celebrating the triumphs and failures of Napoleon Bonaparte, with four verses within a circle within a collection of trophies, surrounded by a list of battles including Waterloo.
[Ref: 37383]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Shade of Napoleon visiting his Tomb.]
[The Shade of Napoleon visiting his Tomb.]
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 165 x 220mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed, losing title?
A puzzle print, with the outline of Napoleon Bonaparte hidden in trees by his grave in the Valley of Willows on Saint Helena. By the grave are an Imperial eagle and a half-naked mourner holding a wreath.
[Ref: 55790]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The life of Napoleon.]
[The life of Napoleon.]
[British, n.d., c.1825.]
Waxy scrap sheet with 14 lithographic images and 12 text labels. Sheet 430 x 315mm (17 x 12½").
A large portrait of Napoleon surrounded by scenes from his life, using famous images like Jacques-Louis David's portrait of Napoleon Crossing the Alps on Marengo, probably all cut from a single sheet.
[Ref: 36003]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The exact Representation of the Celebrated Standard presented by the Emperor Napoleon to His Guards at Elba a short Time before he invaded France in 1815.
The exact Representation of the Celebrated Standard presented by the Emperor Napoleon to His Guards at Elba a short Time before he invaded France in 1815. This splendid Standard is composed of the richest try coloured Silk, and the whole of the Ornaments are most elaborately Embroidered [...]
Drawn by G. Gwilt Jun.r
London Published by H. Cureton 81 Aldersgate St. Aug.t 1823
Etching, scarce, 1822 Whatman watermark, platemark approx. 440 x 330mm (17¼ x 13"), with large margins.
Etching by George Gwilt, the younger (1775-1856), architect best known for his restoration of Southwark Cathedral and his work on the Wren church of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside. Gwilt was also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries who contributed to various publications on the subject.
[Ref: 44792]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Corporal Violet.
Corporal Violet.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Coloured stipple with engraving. 205 x 155mm (8 x 6¼"). With rare 'Explanation' tipped on album sheet. Laid on album paper. Tears outside image top left and in margin bottom right.
A 'puzzle' portrait with a bouquet of violets containing concealed 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" for promising his soldiers he would return from Elba during the Violet season. Such designs were surreptitious ways of showing loyalty after Napoleon's fall from grace.
See Ref: 58681
[Ref: 58951]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Corporal Violet.
Corporal Violet. is quite the going Print in Paris, and in it may be traced the Portraits of Napole[on] Buonaparte, his Empress Maria Louisa, and his Son.
Lowe.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Scarce coloured etching with letterpress title. Sheet 195 x 135mm (7¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, affecting lettering at bottom.
A 'puzzle' portrait with a bouquet of violets containing concealed 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 on his return from Elba in the Spring, during the Violet season. Such designs were surreptitious ways of showing loyalty after Napoleon's fall from grace.
See Ref: 58951
[Ref: 58681]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Album sheet] The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
[Album sheet] The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb. [with two portraits of Napoleon II & a portrait of the horse 'Le Vizir'.]
[Various dates, c.1840.]
Three lithographs and an engraving on an album sheet. Largest 125 x 185mm (5 x 7¼"). Creased and soiled.
Four scraps on one sheet: a puzzle print depicting Napoleon's tomb in the Valley of Willows of the Island of Saint Helena, with the Napoleon's shape created in between the trunks of two trees; portraits of Napoleon II as a boy and a young man; and a portrait of 'Le Vizier', Napoleon's famous Arabian horse, at pasture. After its death in 1826 it was stuffed, smuggled to England in 1839, returned to France under Napeolon III and now preserved at the Musée de l'Armée.
[Ref: 55746]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb. In this Print May be traced a full-length Figure of Napoleon, a small head of Napoleon, Wellington and Murat, a Map of Europe, with Napoleon's principal Battles, &c. &c.
Designed & drawn on Stone by A. Picken.
Lithograph. Sheet 180 x 225mm (7 x 8¾"). Creased and soiled.
A puzzle print depicting Napoleon's tomb in the Valley of Willows of the Island of Saint Helena, with the Napoleon's shape created in between the trunks of two trees.
[Ref: 55745]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Geographical & Historical Map Of Europe Exhibiting the new Divisions of it's Kingdoms & States agreeably to the late Congress of Vienna.
A Geographical & Historical Map Of Europe Exhibiting the new Divisions of it's Kingdoms & States agreeably to the late Congress of Vienna.
J. Wauthier. Davies sculp.t Compton Str.b Bruns.k Square.
Published as the Act directs by R. Juigné for the Second Edition of Le Sage's Historical Atles. 1817.
Hand coloured engraving with surrounding letter press text. Sheet size: 495 x 715mm (19½ x 28¼"). Central vertical crease as published.
A fine atlas map of Europe as divided up by the Congress of Vienna, 1815, at the close of the Napoleonic Wars. An article surrounding the map is titled, 'Most Remarkable Events Battles, And Treaties Between The French And The Different Powers of Europe. From 1792 Up To 1815.' The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815. Its objective was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. Although representatives from all the states which had participated in the wars were invited, the principal negotiations were conducted by the 'Big Four' (Britain, Russia, Prussia, and Austria) and, later on, royalist France. Published as part of 'the Second Edition of Le Sage's Historical Atlas', by J. Wauthier, 1817.
[Ref: 36153]   £280.00  
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Porto Ferrajo.
Porto Ferrajo.
Published by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, 1815.
Engraving. Plate: 395 x 300mm (15½ x 12'').
A collection of images relating to Bonaparte's imprisonment on Elba including view of Porto Ferrajo on the Island of Elba and an engraved map, as well as small engraved portrait and facsimilies of his signatures.
[Ref: 50649]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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St Helena. Visiting his Tomb.  The Shade of Napoleon.
St Helena. Visiting his Tomb. The Shade of Napoleon.
Day & Hague Lith.rs to the King, 7 Gate St.
Pub.d by S. Knights, Sweetings Alley & 4 King Street, Holborn [n.d., c.1831].
Lithograph. Sheet 230 x 285mm (9 x 11¼").
Above his grave on St Helena, the profile of Napoleon Bonaparte can be discerned within the two trunks of willow trees. A woman in a mourning veil holds a wreath, the French Imperial eagle at her feet. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
[Ref: 57648]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shade of Napoleon.
The Shade of Napoleon.
[Anon., British, n.d., c.1820s.]
Rare etching with some aquatint printed in red ink, puzzle print; image 100 x 165mm. 4 x 6½". Two vertical fold creases. A little soiled and stained. Margins a little trimmed.
The trunks of two willow trees, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), beside a simple moonlit grave on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. A woman in a mourning veil lays a wreath beside the French Imperial eagle lower left. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
For similar puzzle prints of Napoleon at his tomb see also refs. 23473 and 19762.
[Ref: 26333]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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St Helena. Visiting his Tomb.  The Shade of Napoleon.
St Helena. Visiting his Tomb. The Shade of Napoleon.
[Day & Hague Lith.rs to the King, 7 Gate St.]
[n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph, trimmed. 195 x 220mm (7¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed around title and subtitle. Small loss to the image along the top right.
The trunks of two willow trees, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), beside a simple moonlit grave on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. A woman in a mourning veil holds a wreath, the French Imperial eagle at her feet. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
[Ref: 53839]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Ombre de Napoléon visitant son tombeau. 1821.
L'Ombre de Napoléon visitant son tombeau. 1821.
[n.d., c.1821.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 140 x 130mm (5½ x 5"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
The trunks of two willow trees, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), beside a simple moonlit grave on Saint Helena. This one of several puzzle-type prints on the same theme published in the aftermath of Napoleon's death.
[Ref: 45768]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb. In this Print may be traced a full length Figure of Napoleon.
Printed by E. Lake 5, Sherbourne Lane, Lombard St.
Pub.d at 6 Albany Place, York Road Lambeth [n.d., c.1840].
Lithographic puzzle print, sheet 275 x 375mm (10¾ x 14¾"). Slight crease off image.
The trunks of the two trees to left, together with their branches and other foliage, form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), beside his simple grave in the Valley of Willows on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena. This one of several prints showing the same scene.
For similar puzzle prints of Napoleon at his tomb see also refs. 20925 and 19762.
[Ref: 23473]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb.
The Shade of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb. In this Print may be traced a full length Figure of Napoleon, and small Portraits of his Son, - the Empress Maria Louisa, - and trhe Empress Josephine; - also heads of Wellington, - Murat, - and the Duke d'Enghien.
[Printed by Lefevre & Co. 52, Norman St.]
[London, Published by J. McCormick, 147, Strand. [n.d., c.1840.]]
Coloured lithographic puzzle print. Sheet 150 x 325mm (6 x 12¾"). Cut and glued to backing sheet.
The trunks of the two trees form the outline profile of Napoleon Bonaparte standing over the simple grave in the Valley of Willows on Saint Helena. The other faces are formed in the foliage.
[Ref: 55854]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon,
Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon, during the first three years of his captivity on the island of St. Helena: including the time of his residence at her father's house, ''The Briars''. By Mrs. Abell.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1844.
First edition. 8vo, publisher's cloth, gilt-illustrated on front board, blind stamp illustration on back board; illus. title, pp. xii + 244 + 16 (publisher's ads); lithographic frontispiece and five wood-engraved plates, as called for on the 'directions' slip. Spine faded, inner hinges strained, frontis. loose, some foxing throughout.
The remarkable story of the friendship between Napoleon and thirteen-years old Lucia Elizabeth "Betsy" Balcombe (1802-71), daughter of the Superintendent of Public Sales for the East India Company on St Helena and owner of 'The Briars', Napoleon's residence before Longwood was ready. She helped him learn English and kept him amused in exile and he allowed her to call him 'Boney'. Their relationship caused the governor much consternation: he suspected her of smuggling secret messages out of Longwood House. In 1818 the family left St Helena (possibly recalled because of this friendship) and Betsy married Edward Abell in 1821.
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Wahre Abbildung von Napoleons Thron.
Wahre Abbildung von Napoleons Thron.
Bei Friedr. Compe. [n.d., c.1810.]
Etching with small margins. 260 x 180mm (10¼ x 7").
'A True depiction of Napoleon's Throne'.
[Ref: 36028]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Timour the Tartar. The Equestrian Procession.
Timour the Tartar. The Equestrian Procession. Act 1 Scene 1.
[n.d., but watermarked 1812.]
Coloured engraving. 305 x 215mm (12 x 8½"). Some creasing.
"Timour the Tartar" was a grand romantic melodrama in two acts by the prolific Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), with music by Matthew Peter King. First mounted at Covent Garden in 1811, it was a satire of Napoleon: Timour, of low origin, usurps the throne and raises up his needy relations to princely dignity. The play featured horses brought onto stage.
[Ref: 12758]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoleon Le Grand. Cloire Nationale.
Napoleon Le Grand. Cloire Nationale.
Victor Baltard del. E. Conquy sculp.
Rare engraving. Sheet 900 x 625mm (35½ x 24½"). A few repairs and creases from rolling.
A print of Napoleon's triumphal column in the Place Vendôme with colourful informational timeline. The Column was erected in 1810 but here showing the statue of Napoleon in military dress replaced by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46), because the first statue had been melted down at the Bourbon Restoration. The Paris Commune pulled down the whole column in 1871, but it was re-erected three years later with a copy of the original statue. The column was based on Trajan's Column in Rome, with scenes from Napoleon's career in a spiral up the column. Here the column is flanked by tables of events grouped by month rather than year. Different version see Ref: 36852
[Ref: 55904]   £750.00  
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Colonne Nationale.
Colonne Nationale. Fastes militaires de la France de 1792 à 1815.
Houite Sculp.
Paris, chez Binet, Rue Aubrey-le-Boucher, 34.
Engraving. Sheet 900 x 625mm (35½ x 24½"). A few repairs, laid on backing sheet.
Napoleon's triumphal column in the Place Vendôme, originally erected in 1810 but here showing the statue of Napoleon in military dress replaced by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46), because the first statue had been melted down at the Bourbon Restoration. The Paris Commune pulled down the whole column in 1871, but it was re-erected three years later with a copy of the original statue. The column was based on Trajan's Column in Rome, with scenes from Napoleon's career in a spiral up the colymn. Here the column is flanked tables of events grouped by month rather than year
[Ref: 36852]   £420.00  
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