Antique Satire Print – Belgian Independence-Works of Talleyrand [Anonymous, 1832]




‘The last Volume of the Works of Taillaygrand …’

Satirical print about Talleyrands accomplishments resulting in a pro-French posture of the British during the negotiations during the London Conference of 1832 about Belgium’s Independence. The British Prime minister Earl Gray is hang up on the bowsprit of an English ship. In his hands a palmleaf and a chain with a stone, referring to Lord Palmerston, the minister of Foreign Affairs in his Cabinet. At the bowsprit 2 cut heads of greyhounds representing the Times and Courier newspapers and 2 protocols To the right the captivated head of King James III (=II) At the bottom a 2 column verse pleeiing for more support for the Dutch / Orange.

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838), 1st Prince of Benevento, then 1st Duke of Talleyrand, was a French politician and diplomat.

Etching / engraving on hand laid paper (verge).


Sheet: c. 27.2 x 36.5 cm

Image: c. 21.6 x 29 cm

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