Gradations de Napoleon / Napoleons Stuffenjahre.
Original hand colouring
175 x 285 mm
Trimmed to border, vertical fold.
Figures of Napoleon showing his rise and fall, with annotations in French and German. The design is a steeped arch over a view. On the first step is Napoleon as Garcon de Corse, the next is Ecolier Militair, then Lieutenant followed by General ,then Consul. The figure on the summit is Empereur. The descent starts with Depart de l’Espagne, then Cours de traineaux de Moscou, with Napoleon being pulled along in a sledge. The next step down is titled Conge de Allemagne, and finally Ende /Fin. The scene below the arch shows Napoleon siitng, forlorn with a scroll below him which reads;Das Grosse Reich Insel Elba