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The Empress Josephine walking with her retinue in a garden of labelled potted plants which include animated likenesses of prominent figures. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1814.

Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830.
Date
1 March 1814

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view The Empress Josephine walking with her retinue in a garden of labelled potted plants which include animated likenesses of prominent figures. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1814.

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Credit: The Empress Josephine walking with her retinue in a garden of labelled potted plants which include animated likenesses of prominent figures. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1814. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

A sunflower labelled "Royal sunflower" contains the face of the Prince Regent. R.B. Sheridan is a bunch of grapes. On the right are three pots: a large "Wellington laurel" grows from a wreath on the profile head of Wellington. By it is a mushroom labelled "C-k-r" (Croker), and an oak stump on which is an acorn with the face of Whitbread. Other plants are labelled "Laureat bay" (Robert Southey) and "Chaste flower"

Publication/Creation

[London] (5 Newgate Street) : W.N. Jones, 1 March 1814.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 19.1 x 51.8 cm

Lettering

Imperial botany - or a peep at Josephine's collection of English exoticks. Vide The champion Jany 30 1814.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 12189

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38412i

Creator/production credits

In the British Museum catalogue, M. Dorothy George suggests that the print might be by George Cruikshank

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Language

  • English



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