George Murgatroyd Woodward
Collections record: P.52-2002
Friends & Foes - Up he goes - Sending the Corsican Munchhausen to St Clouds
Etching with hand colouring, 1815
In this etching is an assembled party of representatives of the Powers of Europe. John Bull is front centre surrounded by (clockwise) a Dutchman, a Cossack, the Pope, a representative of Poland, Bernadotte, king of Sweden and Norway, followed by Bavaria, Austria, Prussia, Hanover, and the plump king of Württemberg. They toss Napoleon in a blanket. The title refers to him as the “Corsican Munchhausen” - ironically comparing him with the brave adventurer, Baron Munchausen.
Given by Cambridge in America on behalf of Michael Jaye, in memory of Mrs Angela Crookenden (P.52-2002)