Prints from the Curzon Collection: Images of Napoleon and British Fears of Invasion, 1789 – 1815
The Curzon Project offers digital images of political cartoons from the period of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. A selection of 1400 prints has been made, of both British and Continental European publications, focusing on changing representations of Napoleon and on British fears of invasion during the period 1793-1805. The digital images are linked to an online catalogue, searchable by artist, title, and subject
The images presented here are taken from original etchings contained in extra-illustrated volumes of A. M. Broadley’s Napoleon in caricature (1911) and J. Holland Rose’s Life of Napoleon (1905). In addition to the political cartoons, the collection contains manuscript letters, prints, portraits, and broadsides illustrating the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte and the period of the Napoleonic wars in Europe.