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The powers of Europe as alchemists who dissolve the alliance of German princes with Napoleon. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1813.

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
Date
Dec. 12 1813

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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In the centre, Napoleon is being heated in a glass vessel by numerous chemists representing the different countries allied against him: left to right, Poles and Cossacks (seated around table), the Pope (holding vials containing Fulminating Powder and Wrath), Sweden (Bernadotte pouring Sulphat of Swedish Iron into the receiver), Great Britain (John Bull feeding coals into the German stove), a Dutchman with a clay pipe (using the bellows), a Don Quixote-like figure representing Spain (using a pestle and mortar inscribed Saragossa), and others representing the German states

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London (N. 101 Strand) : R. Ackermann, Dec. 12 1813.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24 x 34.4 cm

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Political chemist and German retorts or desolving the Rhenish confederacy

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  • English


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The powers of Europe as alchemists who dissolve the alliance of German princes with Napoleon. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1813. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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