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About the object

A reverse painted mezzotint, laid down onto glass, celebrating Britain's successful alliance with Prussia, Russia and Austria. "Published June 11th 1814 by W.B. Walker No.4 Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane."

Within the original 'Hogarth', parcel-gilt frame.

w.16 in x h. 12.25 in

On the 30th May 1814, the first Treaty of Paris was signed ending the war between France and the Sixth Coalition, made up of England Russia and Austria, together with Portugal, Sweden, rebels in Spain and a number of German States. Napoleon was forced to abdicate and go into exile. However, by 1815, Napoleon had escaped exile, returned to power  in France and commenced the War of the Seventh Coalition, his final defeat coming at Waterloo in June of that year.

 

Stock number

3518