Lot 264
Two Antique Napoleon Bonaparte-Related Prints
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first: Thomas Rowlandson (English, 1756-1827), A Hard Passage, or, Boney Playing Bass on the Continent, hand-colored etching, 1808, published in London by R. Ackermann, matted and framed.

Image depicts Napoleon, who says "Plague take it! I never met with so difficult a 'passage' before - But if I can once get over the 'Flats', we shall do pretty well for you see the 'Key' will then change to B sharp."

The second: antique engraving entitled Bonaparte Laying in State on His Camp Bed, additional printed text reads "Taken on the Spot by a Private Gentleman, matted and framed.

Frame dimensions 15 x 18 3/4 in. (the first), 12 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (the second)

Our research show these prints have rarely circulated on the auction market.

Scattered spotting and staining; the second also with pinholes, toning, and sheet wavines/light creases; not examined out of frames.