c1886 Very Large Engraving “Napoleon on Board the Bellerophon” by W Q Orchardson

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c1886 Very Large Engraving "Napoleon on Board the Bellerophon" by W Q Orchardson

The artist Sir William Quiller Orchardson (1832 - 1910) was trained in Edinburgh, and moved to London in 1862 where he made his name as a painter of historical genre scenes. His admirers included Whistler, Sickert and Degas. He is now best known for his modern moral subjects such as The First Cloud, in the Tate Collection. This engraving from his original painting shows Napoleon on board the HMS Bellerophon bound for St Helena, where he remained in exile until his death in 1821. The deposed Emperor stands on the deck, isolated from the group of naval officers on the left, who watch him with curiosity as he looks out to sea, contemplating his fate.


Priced to sell !!! Original painting was done by Sir William Quiller Orchardson with this engraving done by J C Armytage. Page measures 32cms x 23cms, the engraving size 25.5cms x 17.5cms and have been lightly hinged to acid free white card. Will be posted flat to avoid damage. Very nice condition.


Local Brisbane pick-up welcomed. Always happy to combine postage where possible & practical. HNCO are not responsible for import duties or customs charges. This is the buyers / importers responsibility.

 

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