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[Napoleon Bonaparte] Violettes du 20 Mars 1815.
[Napoleon Bonaparte] Violettes du 20 Mars 1815.
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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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