ANONYMOUSNicolas Philoctète dans l’île d’Elbe (N’a jamais passé la Manche). France, n.d. (c. 1814)

Plate: c. 243 x 179mm; Sheet: 254 x 209mm; light spotting

This caricature is inspired by a painting by Guillaume Guillon-Lethiere (1760-1832) ‚Philoctete dans l’ile de Lemnos‘. The image alludes to the miserable fate of the Homeric hero. Napoleon-Philoctetes is depicted as solitary on a small island with all the attributes of the mythological hero.

De Vinck 9372; Not in Broadley, BM Satires

EUR 450,-