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- Object: To William Wilberforce, Esq. M. P...This portrait of Napoleon, who, by a stroke of his pen, abolished the slave trade in France,...
Heading to a printed broadside. A flattering outline portrait of Napoleon standing with folded arms, directed slightly to the left, and looking to the right, based on one of many similar portraits, or perhaps on a statuette. The broadside is dedicated to Wilberforce and to the memory of Fox; it consists of Napoleon's decree abolishing the Slave Trade, see No. 12546, &c., and of quotations from speeches by Wilberforce and Castlereagh, 5 June, and from Grenville, 8 June 1815, on this decree and on Louis XVIII's attitude towards it.
Etching with letterpress text
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Height: 143 millimetres (plate)
Height: 388 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 104 millimetres (plate)
Width: 243 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
Hone carried on a propaganda campaign in favour of Napoleon, see Nos. 12545, 12552.
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