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[Napoleon's Eagle.]
[Napoleon's Eagle.]
E.L. 1842. [Engraved by H.T. Ryall after Edwin Landseer.]
Published Nov.r 14th 1849 by J.L. Grundy, 130 Regent Street. London. Paris, Publié par Goupil, Vibert & C.ie 19 Boulevard Mont Matre, Deposé. New York, Published by Goupil, Vibert & Co, , 289, Broadway, up stairs.
Stipple with line engraving on chine collé, with publisher and Printsellers' Association blindstamps. Artist Proofs: 100, Before letters: 75; 430 x 345mm (17 x 13¾"), with large margins. Uncut.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s reclining profile appears in silhouette before the setting sun, mourned by an eagle with a downcast head. Landseer specialized in poignant scenes of pets lamenting their owner’s demise.
Provenance: Heirloom John Brymer.
[Ref: 51999]   £240.00  
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