(VOLTZ, Johann Michael) Ein grosser General und ein kleiner Kaiser. (Nürnberg, Friedrich Campe), n.d. (1815)

Plate: 253 x 185mm; Sheet: 288 x 226mm; etching

A gigantic general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, the hero of the Völkerschlacht at Leipzig in October 1813, holds a Liliputian Napoleon on his thumb and flips him on the nose. The model for Voltz‘ engraving was an anonymous caricature entitled „A great general and a little emperor“ which was published end May 1814 in London.

Broadley E 47; Arenenberg 422

EUR 350,-