The Mock Phoenix!!! Or a Vain Attempt to Rise Again

Hand-colored etching | 25.1 x 35.9cm | December 10, 1813

Thomas Rowlandson

Napoleon emerges from the flames of a huge fire burning atop a rock alongside serpents. A Cossack pokes the fire and the serpents at right, and a Dutchman uses a large pair of bellows.

Credit: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey ...
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