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- Object: Nap nearly nab'd or a retreating jump just in time, Plate 7.
One of a set, see No. 12034, &c. Napoleon leaps in terror from a window, his large bicorne falling off; another French officer steps on to the sill, about to follow. They will inevitably drop into a wash-tub below. The house is a neat log cabin with casement windows. Two flowering plants in pots fall from the sill, pigs scamper off, a cock and hen fly away. A woman scouring a pot looks out in alarm from a lower window. A cat miaows on a pent-house roof. Behind a paling (left) a Cossack with his long spear has dismounted, and hastens towards the house with a satisfied grin; in the background Cossacks gallop across a snowy landscape.
Plate numbered 203.
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Height: 247 millimetres
Width: 351 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
For this supposed adventure see No. 12001, &c.
Broadley, i. 324. Milan, No. 2501.
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