Napoleonic Period Collections: Prints and Caricatures

TitleNapoleonic Period Collections: Prints and Caricatures
Publication TypeWebsite
Place PublishedUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WA, University Libraries

This collection showcases 83 satirical prints, or caricatures, from the Napoleonic Period, all giving political commentary on events of the period. Fifty of the prints were created by French artists, and thirty-three by English artists. Nearly all of the French prints date from the last two years of Napoleon's reign, but the English prints represent a broader time period ranging from 1793 to 1815. The prints are primarily original etchings with other printing methods represented. Most of them have been hand-colored. The original collection is in good physical condition, although a few pieces have been trimmed to the edge of the plate impression or even the edge of the image.


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