Seditious engraving with watercolor. Violettes du 20 mars 1815


Violettes du 20 mars 1815 (Violet Flowers, March 20,1815)

Seditious engraving with watercolor revealing profiles for Emperor Napoleon I, Empress Marie-Louise and Imperial Prince.
Executed by Canu

Height: 14,5 cm (5-3/4 in.) - Width: 9 cm (3-1/2 in.)
Within ebonized wood rod frame: 19,5 x 14 cm (7-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.)

Slightly yellowed paper

During Napoleon I’s exile to Elba Island in 1814, the Bonapartists (Napoleon supporters) chose the violet flower as emblem. March 20th was the date of the Emperor’s return to Paris during the Hundred Days period.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013110578