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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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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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