ROBERTS, Percy (publisher)Little Boney in the Whales Belley. London: Piercy Roberts, 1803.

P: 248 x 350mm; S: 270 x 380mm. Hand-coloured etching.

A British sailor riding a whale. Napoleon, inside the whale’s stomach, prays to God for meeting the same fate as the prophet Jonah. In the Book of Jonah, the prophet was swallowed by a great sea creature and after spending three days and nights within the fish’s belly, praying for God’s mercy, Jonah was spit out on dry land.

BM Satires 10141; Broadley A 541

EUR 600,-