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Reader, Edward Francis Stratton, -1872

A characteristic design for the arms of Buonaparte / designed, drawn & invented by E.F. Stratton Reader ; G. Alexander sculp., 130, Strand.

Additional Title(s):

Wages of sin is death

[London] : Published for the proprietor, March 10, 1807, by R. Ackermann, Strand, 1807.
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving ; sheet 323 x 252 mm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2012 49f
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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The arms are titled: The wages of sin is death.
This work is described in another print published by Ackermann in 1807: Explanation of an allegorical, emblematical & characteristic design for the arms of Buonaparte (George 11057).
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 10706
BAC: British Art Center copy housed with Ackermann's explanatory print, which is cataloged separately (Folio A 2012 49g).
"The shield has six compartments, one quasi-heraldic, the others tiny scenes, skilfully engraved. In place of a crest is a terrestrial globe above which is an irradiated crown contrasting with dark clouds which partly hide the globe. Two standards project symmetrically from the globe, one inscribed 'Rapacity', the other 'Hypocrisy'. Two arms embrace the globe; the left hand replaces the (broken) staff and cap of Liberty by a little flag: 'Tyranny'; the r. hand grasps a dagger. The motto: 'The Wages of Sin is Death'."--British Library online catalog.
Subject Terms:
France -- History -- 1789-1815.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Satire.
Engravings -- 1807.
Satires -- 1807.
Alexander, George, active 1807-1823, engraver.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.

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