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- Object: Napoleon, when first Consul, & Madame Joséphine (his first wife) in the gardens at Malmaison
Napoléon, in uniform, standing in the centre foreground of a park, with Joséphine seated on a bench beneath a tree; the château in the right background; frontispiece to Vol II in Ireland's 'The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte' (London: Fairburn & Cumberland, 1823-28). 1824
Aquatint and etched lines, hand coloured
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Height: 220 millimetres
Width: 310 millimetres
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- For study see 1891,1117.111.
This is an illustration to 'the Life of Napoleon Bonaparte' by William Henry Ireland. The book was illustrated by twenty-seven plates in total, all engraved by Cruikshank (see print studies in BM); each of the four volumes also featured a title-page with a vignette.
Originally issued in 64 parts, the first 48 published by John Fairburn (1823-27) and the remaining 16 by John Cumberland (1828).
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Associated Title: Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
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