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The Royal Allied Oak and Self Created Mushroom Race.
The Royal Allied Oak and Self Created Mushroom Race. Behold the Oak, whose firm fix'd stay / Doth check Oppression's course, / Whose slightest branch can ne'er decay, / While strong with Virtue's force / [...]The Mushroom Race you have to seek In weeds about the Root, Who scarce dare at the Oak to peep, Or at its Princely Fruit.
J. Field del.t. Etch'd by Heath.
Pub. May 29. 1815, by J. Jenkins, 48 Strand.
Etching with fine hand colour. 305 x 215mm (12 x 8½"). Small tear just entering plate, slight staining.
A puzzle-print: a gnarled and aged oak creates profiles of George III, Louis XVIII, the Prince Regent , Tsar Alexander I, Wellington and Blücher. On the ground are two mushrooms and plants, in which are hidden the profiles of Napoleon Bonaparte; his son Napoleon (King of Rome) and brothers Louis, Jerome and Joseph; Charles XIV John of Sweden; and Joachim Murat. In the background the tower of Windsor Castle emerges from trees.
BM Satires: 12547. See Ref: 50308 for trimmed image.
[Ref: 60246]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)

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