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Etching - ‘A Knock down blow in the Ocean Bonaparte taking French Leave’, 1814
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Etching - ‘A Knock down blow in the Ocean Bonaparte taking French Leave’, 1814

Measurements: Overall: 37cm (14.5in) x 46cm (18in)

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Hand-coloured etching after caricaturist George Moutard Woodward (1760-1809).  Framed and glazed. 

John Bull and Napoleon have faced off in the water of the English Channel. Muscular, shirtless and wigless, Bull has just leveled Napoleon with a strong punch. All that remains of Napoleon is his hat and black boots that bob on the surface of the water. On either side of the Channel, French and British citizens look on. British sailors on the left bank cheer Bull's victory from their vantage point on a grassy cliff. French soldiers, standing behind a fort with silent cannons, plead for mercy on behalf of Napoleon.

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