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.
- 1 March 1814
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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"
Imperial botany - or a peep at Josephine's collection of English exoticks. Vide The champion Jany 30 1814.
[London] (5 Newgate Street) : W.N. Jones, 1 March 1814.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 19.1 x 51.8 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 12189
Wellcome Library no. 38412i
In the British Museum catalogue, M. Dorothy George suggests that the print might be by George Cruikshank
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