Boney turned moralist [graphic] / Rowlandson del.

Creator:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 24 x 35 cm
Notes:
Title etched at bottom of plate.
Abstract:
In a series of three images Napoleon Bonaparte is first shown on the left as Emperor wearing royal regalia, with other crowns and pharaoh's insignia at his feet, the Tuilleries Palace behind him, signed "What I was," below and "A cruel tyrant" above. In the second image his weeping figure in military uniform is shown on the tiny island of Elba, and is signed "What I am," below and "A snivelling wretch" above. Lastly, on the right, his corpse hangs from a gibbet, his hat fallen to the ground and ass's ears exposed on his head, with caption "What I ought to be" below and "Hung for a fool" above.
Variant Titles:
What I was, what I am, what I ought to be
Topics:
Crowns.
Gallows.
Military uniforms--French--19th century.
Scepters.
Topics:
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821--Caricatures and cartoons.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1814.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1814.
Format:
Image
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
Call Number:
814.05.01.04+
Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 13
Orbis Record:
6762355
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr31128
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 12252
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 282
OID:
15947913
PID:
digcoll:2793041