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Napoleon climbing a headless skeleton trying to reach an unattainable crown; representing his imperial ambitions for France and his own for sovereignty. Coloured etching, 1803.

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June 1803

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The ladder of ambition skeleton of France!!

Publication/Creation

London (Cockspur Street) : W. Holland, June 1803.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 35 x 24.9 cm

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12195i

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  • English


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