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A bare-knuckled boxing match between the Prince of Wales and Napoleon, with their supporters including a black man. Coloured etching by Charles Williams, 1815.

  • Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830.
Date
1 October 1815
Reference
38401i
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Description

The Prince Regent kicks Napoleon when he is down: the supporters on Napoleon's side complain while the Regent's supporters defend him. The print refers to the decision to exile Napoleon to St Helena

Publication/Creation

[London] (5 Newgate Street) : M. Jones, 1 October 1815.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 22.2 x 32.9 cm

Lettering

Boxiana - or - the fancy.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 12613

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38401i

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Languages

  • English


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