ANONYMOUSLe Carnaval de 1814, ou Le macaroni Impérial. (France), n.d. (c. 1814)

Sheet: 213 x 229mm; Hand-coloured etching; with old folds, right margin with old clue browning

A rare French caricature against Napoleon and Cambacéres. Both wear carnival costumes, one as Harlequin the other as Punch. Cambacéres serves up a macaroni dish of conscriptions for different years whilst Bonaparte paying for it with gold coins. A cripple stands behind them and comments that only a Louis can save him.

British Museum (online) 1856,0712.648; Broadley D 43; Arenenberg 205

EUR 450,-