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Print - A Delicate Finish to a Corsican Usurper.
  • A Delicate Finish to a Corsican Usurper.
    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827
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A Delicate Finish to a Corsican Usurper.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1814 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (maker)
    Nixon, John (maker)
    Asperne, James (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple engraving coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Frank A. Gibson

  • Museum number:

    E.1232-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 173

Physical description

General Description: A Delicate Finish to a Corsican Usurper. (Altered state of BM:S.12227). Caricature of the defeat of Napoleon, showing him seated on a throne made of skulls and bones, attended by his conquerors. The figure of Time hangs above Napoleon's head about to cover him with an extinquisher. In the distance is a man ploughing. British Lettered with title, inscribed with verses, captions and J.N. del Publd. April 23 1814 by J. Asperne 32 Cornhill. With the mark of the collection of Frank A. Gibson (d.1976) on the back.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1814 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (maker)
Nixon, John (maker)
Asperne, James (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple engraving coloured by hand

Dimensions

Height: 24.7 cm cut to, Width: 34.7 cm cut to

Object history note

Notes: Originally published as A Delicate Finish to a French Usurper (BM:S.12227) on 20th April 1814. Other alterations are the captioning of the goblet in this print to Bluchers Waters of Oblivion and the substitution of Leipsic for Florence, in the names of places lying at Napoleon's feet.

Descriptive line

Print by Thomas Rowlandson

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

BM:S.= British Museum: Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires. London, 1870-1954

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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