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Boney's meditations on the Island of St. Helena--or--The Devil addressing the Sun
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; Hannah Humphrey, London, publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
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Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection
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While Cruikshank credits George Humphrey (G. H. invt.) with suggesting this caricature of Napoleon, as the devil incarnate, exiled on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, the print is an adaptation of James Gillray's 1782 etching, "Gloria Mundi, or--the Devil addressing the Sun," published by Hannah Humphrey.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 500; Douglas 734; Cohn 944; British Museum 12593
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "Pubd August 1815 by / H Humphrey St. James's St." at l.l.; "G.H invt. G Cruikshank fect" at l.r.; Verso, Vogler's stamp in black ink at l.r.
Print Etching with hand coloring
Caricatures; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; exiles; demons

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