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Hell Hounds Rallying Round the Idol of France.
Hell Hounds Rallying Round the Idol of France.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d April 8 1815 by R. Ackermann No 101 Strand.
Rare coloured etching. Sheet 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Unidentified ink collector's stamp on reverse. Trimmed within plate.
A large bust of Napoleon sits in a pile of human heads, a rope around its neck. Demons, with human head and torsos but hairy legs with one cloven hoof andone claw of a bird of prey, dance around, named 'Caulincourt', 'Fouché', 'Savory', 'Vandamme', 'Davoust', 'Ney', 'Lefebre'. Two more demons fly above with a fiery wreath, saying 'He Deserves a Crown of Pitch'.
BM Satires 12527.
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