“An Arch Design. Intended for Boney's Triumphal Entry into Paris!!!”

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Creator

George Cruikshank

Title

“An Arch Design. Intended for Boney's Triumphal Entry into Paris!!!”

Publisher

J. Johnson, 96 Cheapside

Date

Jany 1812 [1813]

Coverage

London

Subject

Hand-colored etching

Description

This etching depicts an ironic Arc de Triomphe from which Liberty, suspended by the feet from a gallows, blows a trumpet welcoming Napoleon as he returns from his quixotic Russian campaign, sharing a pale horse with Death.

Relation

From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.