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The Corsican and his Blood Hounds at the Window of the Thuilleries Looking over Paris

Thomas Rowlandson1815-04-16

British Museum

British Museum

Napoleon stands on a balcony, looking across Paris. He is portrayed naturalistically, although accompanied by the Devil and Death and by four generals whose features are caricatured. The street is filled with a mob carrying severed heads on pikes, an image – to the British audience – reminiscent of the worst days of the Revolution. Napoleon appears anxious, but the Devil is thrilled, and the atmosphere is ominous.

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  • Title: The Corsican and his Blood Hounds at the Window of the Thuilleries Looking over Paris
  • Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
  • Date Created: 1815-04-16
  • Physical Dimensions: 240 x 344 mm
  • Medium: Hand-coloured etching
  • British Museum website: 1868,0808.8210

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