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Title:
The royal allied oak and self created mushroom kings [graphic].
Published/Created:
[London] : Pub. by J. Jenkins, 48 Strand, May 29, 1815.
Physical Description:
1 print on wove paper : col. etching ; 20 x 29 cm. on sheet 40 x 30 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2010 58
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Notes:
Engraving with engraved verses. A puzzle-print. A gnarled and aged oak grown on a mound above a small piece of water. In the background the Tower of Windsor Castle emerges from trees. A pair of profiles facing each other is defined by the upper branches, two other pairs are defined by the countour of the trunk (George III on the left, Louis XVIII on the right). Below, the Regent faces the Tsar, and near the ground Wellington faces Blu̧cher. Three other profiles, all looking up, are defined by vegetation and mushrooms near the base of the tree. One of the latter, on the extreme left, appears to represent Napoleon; the other four are presumably, Joseph, Lucien (or Murat), Louis, and Jéröme. Cf. George.
Five stanzas of engraved verse beneath caption.
Etching by Henry Heath; after John M. Field.
Title from item.
George, 12547
Broadley, A-770
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored. Corners trimmed round. Tipped onto a red album leaf.
Subject Terms:
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain.
Etching, Colored -- Specimen -- 1815.
Jenkins, J. -- Publisher.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Satire, English.
Form/Genre:
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1815.
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1815.
Contributors:
Field, John M., 1771-1841, ill.
Heath, Henry, fl. 1824-1850, etcher.
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