Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Desalles - Le Diable L'Emporte , hand colored etching, 1815

"Near the end of Napoleon's reign, he was often identified with the Devil. Napoleon is perched on the shoulders of the Devil, whose tail has the form of a snake with its teeth into Napoleon's arm. Napoleon is crying, perhaps from the pain of the snakebite or perhaps at the thought of his imminent plunge into the fires of Hell.

..the drawing was published in July 1815. The dépot légal was by Desalles and Henri-Gerard Fontallard on August 16, 1815." - source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
Look just under Bartholomew the Apostle :)