GILLRAY, James (after) – The flying sword run mad. (Halle, Societäts-, Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1803)
Plate: 175 x 226mm; Sheet: 182 x 252mm; Hand-coloured etching; old folds
Rare German adaption of Gillray’s caricature ‚Maniac Raving’s-or-Little Boney in a Strong Fit“ published in 1803 by Hannah Humphrey. The present adaption depicting Napoleon as a sword with wings, above him a flying cock.
Broadley E 37; – cf. BM Satires 9998; Broadley A 560 (for the Humphrey issue)