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- Object: Le volant corse un joli joujou pour les alliés.
A close copy of BMSat.12217, the inscriptions being literally translated.The print is said to have appeared in Paris in May 1814 (De Vinck, No. 9591).
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Height: 269 millimetres
Width: 322 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
Cf. De Vinck, No. 9591: 'Ein kleines Spiel für zwei gross Männer', Blücher and Wellington play shuttlecock with Napoleon. There is also a French print (in B.M., De Vinck, No. 9592, reproduced Broadley, ii. 51) in which two soldiers, one laughing, play shuttlecock with the Emperor, who is not caricatured and wears his petit chapeau. Between and behind him the Devil (red as in BMSat.12197) emerges from flames extending a hand towards his prey. Below the design (the only title):
Jaloux de leurs [sic] plaisir, epiant chaque geste,
Messieurs dit Lucifer après vous s'il en reste. (9 7/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
Broadley, ii. 55. De Vinck, No. 8910. Van Stolk, No. 6506. Milan, No. 2645. Reproduced, Grand-Carteret, 'Napoléon', No. 295.
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