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Print of the Month April 2021
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The Hearty Good Fellow, Here is a Droll showing an enormously stout man, sitting outside a house with a brimming jug in one hand, a pipe in the other, tobacco paper and glass beside him, smiling broadly, a boy on the left, coming out of a house carrying pipes. Although not names as such he is a ‘John Bull’ idealised figure, representative of a patriot enjoying life. The print is based on a painting by Francis Hayman. Ceramic Toby Jugs were made from mid eighteenth century, this is a print representation of the same idea. It is a Mezzotint with some etching Printed for R Sayer, No 53 Fleet Street As the Act Directs September 1st 1786, size 25.5 x 37 cm, sold in a period frame. Stock No SAP0968 Price £950
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Bonaparte Premier Consul de la Republique Francais' This year marked the 200th anniversary of the death in exile on St Helena of the French Emperor Napoleon. Here is a rare print to be seen in the UK. It comes from from France 1802. The source of the image of Napoleon From a painting by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761 - 1845) and engraved by Levachez. It shows Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul of France and the review of the troops on August 17th 1802 at the Tuilleries Palace below. This was issued to mark Napoloen’s assumption of power after he declared himself 1st Consul for Life in August 1802. The prints of Napoleon most usually seen in the UK are satirical and anti French, a selection of these are available on our site. Stock No SAP0797 Price £750
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