The Corsican bloodhound, beset by the bears of Russia [graphic].

Published/Created:
London
Pudb. Marh. 7th 1813 by Thos. Tegg. 111 Cheapside, London
[7 March 1813]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.3 x 34.6 cm, on sheet 25.7 x 40.4 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Plate numbered in upper right corner: 191.
"Price one shilling coloured."--Etched in image.
No. 71 in a volume letter on spine: Napoleonic caricatures.
Bloomsbury, 25 June 2015, Sale 36176, Lot 81, Jarndyce for LWL with two other prints; July 2015.
Abstract:
A satire on Napoleon's Russian campaign. A large hound with the head of Napoleon in his bicorne hat with a feather colored red, white and blue, flees in terror towards the right, pursued by a pack of charging bears (Russia). The handle of a kettle with the words "Moskow tin-kettle etched in its side is tied to the hound's tail, its contents spilling out -- Famine, Oppression, Frost, Mortality, Destruction, Death, Horror, Moskow annihilation. The collar around his next reads "From Moskow" and the chain drags along on the ground. In the distance a city in flames.
Associated Names:
Elmes, William, active 1797-1814 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Topics:
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1813
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1813
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
813.03.07.01
Orbis Record:
12497775
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr32590
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
15489955
PID:
digcoll:2782029