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- Object: Nicolas dansant l'Anglaise!
Napoleon dances on a stage, immediately above the orchestra, which is conducted by a soldier in British uniform seated on a stool in back view. The orchestra (three-quarter length) are just behind the conductor. An Austrian officer (left), whose elongated head and figure have some resemblance to Francis I, plays the 'cello; a Prussian officer in back view (Frederick William) plays the violin, and a Russian wearing a flat round cap plays a flute. Napoleon, wearing uniform, is full-face, balanced on his heels with legs astride; under his left arm is a cane; he performs like an automaton. The background is the sea; the island of St. Helena, with Sugar-loaf Hill, is on the horizon.
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Height: 240 millimetres
Width: 158 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
For St. Helena see No. 12592, &c.; for the enforced dance, No. 12046, &c.; for 'Nicolas', No. 12256, &c.
Broadley, ii. 77 n. De Vinck, No. 9361.
This is one of several French prints (BM Satires 12595-12606) arranged by Dorothy George before authentic dates were ascertained from De Vinck.
This print is not listed in the 'Bibliographie de France' or in the 'dépôt légal'.
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