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Prints from the Curzon Collection: Images of Napoleon and British Fears of Invasion, 1789-1815
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 Institution



University of Oxford
 Department Bodleian Library
 Title of Project Prints from the Curzon Collection: Images of Napoleon and British Fears of Invasion, 1789 - 1815
 Funded by: Oxford Digital Library Development Fund
 Length of
 collection/project

August 2002 - February 2003
 Summary

The Curzon Project offers digital images of political cartoons from the period of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. For digitization in 2002-2003, a selection of 800 prints has been made, 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, date, 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 over 1000 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.

Collection
Description

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Time period
 Region
 Language
 

 

 
Political cartoons
Napolonic wars
French Revolution

1793 - 1911
Europe
English

Contact Details rare.books@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 (2) 77102
URL available at the odl collections site
Record updated 15/11/2006
 

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