Napoleon's portrait

Johann Michael Voltz (from)1814

Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi

Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi
Parma, Italy

This print is a part of a group of engravings (invv. 2714-2767) of the same origin. It is one of the most popular anti-napoleonic caricatures: in the first week of its release, 20,000 copies were sold in Berlin, and we know that there are at least 23 versions of it. This one is a replica for the French public and it shows a caption that delves into the subject: Napoleon's unique profile consists of the symbols of his power and greed, among which the most impressive is the mass of corpses that forms his face.


  • Title: Napoleon's portrait
  • Creator: Johann Michael Voltz (from)
  • Date Created: 1814
  • Location: Deposito
  • Location Created: France (?)
  • Physical Dimensions: cm 12x10
  • Type: Prints
  • Rights: Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi
  • Medium: Watercolored etching
  • Inventory number: 2743

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