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- Object: Buonaparte-phobia, or cursing made easy to the meanest capacity:-Second Edition, Corrected-Price One Shilling.
Printed broadside in the form of a page of a newspaper in three columns, decorated with 'The Times' title and vignette, and by an engraved copy of David's half length portrait of Napoleon in the uniform of the Chasseurs de la Garde, directed to the left, right hand under waistcoat. An attack by Hone on Stoddart as Dr. Slop in the manner of Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy', and on newspaper comment on Napoleon since the return from Elba, especially in 'The Times' and the 'Courier', the 'Morning Chronicle' being excepted. The Resolutions of the Common Hall for peace with Napoleon are, by implication, commended. Proofs of the portrait in royal quarto, at '1s. 6d.', are advertised.
Etching and stipple engraving with letterpress text
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Height: 117 millimetres (Plate)
Height: 547 millimetres (Printed surface)
Width: 96 millimetres (Plate)
Width: 285 millimetres (Printed surface)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
Stoddart's intemperate attacks on Napoleon in 'The Times' in 1815 were disliked in political and literary circles, as undignified and un-English. See 'History of The Times', 1935, p. 158. Cf. No. 12553. A pamphlet on the same theme was published by Hone in 1822.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 Feb-Aug, BM, Rm 90, Bonaparte and the British
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