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Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France 1804-14

Sitter associated with 85 portraits
Napoleon, the Emperor of France from 1804-1815, was one of the most notorious of Britain's political enemies.

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Napoléon Bonaparte

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour, circa 1813
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D12666

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Fighting for the dunghill: - or - Jack Tar settling Buonaparte')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 November 1798
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D12671

Napoleon Bonaparte

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 December 1798
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D13086

'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 1st'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1798
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D12705

'Allied-powers, un-booting egalité' (Napoléon Bonaparte; William V, Prince of Orange?)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1799
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D12714

Napoleon Bonaparte

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 November 1799
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D13095

'Siege de la Colonne de Pompée - science in the pillory' (Napoléon Bonaparte?; Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse?)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 6 March 1799
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D12719

'The French-Consular-Triumverate, settl'ing the new constitution'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1800
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D12727

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Buonaparté leaving Egypt')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 March 1800
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D20399

Napoléon Bonaparte

by Charles Howard Hodges, after J.T. Rusca
mezzotint, circa 1800-1825
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D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
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D12794

'Introduction of Citizen Volpone and his suite, at Paris'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 November 1802
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D12630

Frontispiece to Henry Tresham's 'Britannicus to Buonaparte: an Heroic Epistle' (Napoléon Bonaparte)

by James Gillray, published by John Hatchard, after Henry Tresham
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1803
NPG D12630

D12797

'The first kiss this ten years! - or - the meeting of Britannia and Citizen François'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint, published 1 January 1803
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D12798

'German-nonchalence; - or - the vexation of little Boney' (Count Starhemberg; Napoléon Bonaparte)

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 January 1803
NPG D12798

D12807

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1803
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D12811

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Maniac-ravings - or - little Boney in a strong fit - ')

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1803
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D12815

'The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver' (Napoléon Bonaparte; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 26 June 1803
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D12817

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Buonapartè, 48 hours after landing!')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 July 1803
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D12818

'Death of the Corsican-fox - scene the last, of the royal-hunt' (King George III; Napoléon Bonaparte)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 July 1803
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D12819

Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1803
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D12820

'The hand-writing upon the wall'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 August 1803
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D12822

Napoléon Bonaparte ('The arms of France')

by James Gillray, published by John Hatchard
hand-coloured etching, published 6 September 1803
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D12823

'Destruction of the French gun-boats - or - little Boney & his friend Talley in high glee'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 22 November 1803
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D13039

'Evacuation of Malta' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published 9 February 1803
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D13100

Napoléon Bonaparte ('French invasion - or - Buonaparte landing in Great Britain')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 June 1803
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D13101

'Boney and Talley' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevento)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published September 1803
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D13102

Napoléon Bonaparte ('The Corsican-pest; - or - Belzebub going to supper')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 October 1803
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D12830

'Britannia between death and the doctor's'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1804
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D12838

Napoléon Bonaparte ('The genius of France nursing her darling')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 26 November 1804
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D13104

'The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 10 February 1804
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D13107

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 June 1804
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D15758

Napoléon Bonaparte

by Raphael Morghen, after Stefano Tofanelli
line engraving, circa 1804-1833
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D12840

'The plumb-pudding in danger: - or - state epicures taking un petit souper' (William Pitt; Napoléon Bonaparte)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 February 1805
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D12851

'The surrender of Ulm - or - Buonapartè & Genl Mack, coming to a right understanding'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 November 1805
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D13042

'Ci-devant occupations - or - Madame Talian and the Empress Josephine dancing naked before Barrass in the Winter of 1797 - a fact! -'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 February 1805
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D13109

'The grand coronation procession of Napoleone the 1st Emperor of France, from the church of Notre-Dame Decr 2d 1804'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 January 1805
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D13111

'St George and the dragon' (Napoléon Bonaparte; King George III; Britannia)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 August 1805
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D12857

'Tiddy-doll, the great French-gingerbread-baker; drawing out a new batch of kings'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 January 1806
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D12864

'Comfort's of a bed of roses' (William Pitt; Elizabeth Bridget Fox (née Cane); Charles James Fox; Napoléon Bonaparte)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 21 April 1806
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D12865

'The magnanimous-minister, chastising Prussian-perfidy'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1806
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D12872

'Westminster conscripts under the training act'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1806
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D12873

'News from Calabria! - capture of Buenos Ayres! - i.e. - the comforts of an imperial déjeuné at St Cloud's'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 13 September 1806
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D13113

'Posting to the election, - a scene on the road to Brentford, Novr 1806'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1806
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D12884

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 9 January 1807
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D12896

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1807
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D17991

Napoléon Bonaparte

by J.P. Simon, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured stipple engraving, 1807
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D12905

'Delicious dreams! - Castles in the air! - Glorious prospects!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 April 1808
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D12910

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Apotheosis of the Corsican-phoenix')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 August 1808
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D12912

Napoléon Bonaparte ('The valley of the shadow of death')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 September 1808
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D13033

'The apples and the horse-turds; - or - Buonaparte among the golden pippins'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 February 1808
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D13046

'The Spanish-bull-fight, - or - the Corsican-matador in danger -'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 July 1808
NPG D13046

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