(WOODWARD, George Moutard?)An attempt to destroy the British fleet. London, Piercy Roberts, n.d. (c. 1803-1804).

Plate: 350 x 248mm; Sheet: 366 x 269mm; Hand-coloured etching; slightly soiled

Napoleon stands on the coast of France concentrating the sun’s rays through a loupe onto the British Fleet, being annoyed about the fact that it has no more effect than if he were to throw snowballs at it.

British Museum (online) 1985,0119.414; Broadley A 31