ANONYMOUS (after MICHELANGELO) – Jugement Dernier. France, (Vallardi), n.d. (1815)
Plate: (250) x 378mm; Sheet: 257 x 382mm; Hand-coloured etching
Very rare caricature of the fall of Napoleon. A parody of Michelangelo’s painting of Charon and his boat of damned souls within his fresco of the Last Judgement at the Vatican. The persons are numbered from 1 to 49 and could be identified with an seperately engraved key. A facsimile of the key is enclosed.
British Museum (online) 1861,1012.418; de Vinck 10384