Crayon style lithograph on hand laid (verge type) paper.
Sheet size: 35 x 28,5 cm. (13,8 x 11,2 inch). Image size: 31,5 x 24,5 cm. (12,4 x 9,6 inch).
Marryat was stationed on St Helena from 1820. He was able to view, and draw, Napoleon’s body shortly after the Emperor’s death on 5 May 1821. Several prints after Marryat’s drawing were made shortly thereafter.
Made by ‘Charles Joseph Hullmandel’ after ‘Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)’. Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850) was an English lithographer from London. He was important in the development of British lithography and he wrote an important handbook.
Condition: Good, given age. Creasing in left and top part of print. Overall browning. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: NAPOLEON-BONAPARTE-DEAD AT ST. HELENA