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[Napoléon a S.te Helène. (Historique).]
[Napoléon a S.te Helène. (Historique).]
[H.ce Vernet Pinx.t. S.W.Reynolds Grav:de Roi d'Ang.re Sculp.t.]
[à Paris chez Schroth Editeur rue S.t Honoré N.o 353 bis. London published february 1829 by Rittner & Surrey St. Strand.]
Scarce mezzotint, proof before letters. Sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"), publisher's blind stamp in inscription area. Trimmed within plate but not close to image, tear entering image on right.
A portrait of Napoleon on St Helena during his years of exile, sitting in casual clothes and a sun hat, elbow on a newspaper but staring into space. A wonderful atmospheric romantic image.
Whitman 207, this proof not listed.
[Ref: 49619]   £360.00  
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