Boston Public LibraryJames Gillray (1756-1815). Prints and Drawings / English Caricature and Political Satire, 18th and 19th Centuries / British Artists / John D. Merriam Collection
German-nonchalence - or - the vexation of little Boney
- German-nonchalence - or - the vexation of little Boney
- Title (alt.):
German-nonchalence. Or, the vexation of little Boney
After the title: 'Vide. The Diplomatique's late Journey through Paris.' Count Starhemberg (left), Austrian Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to England, drives in a post-chaise drawn by two galloping horses past the gate of the Tuileries (right), where Napoleon stands, with straddling legs and outstretched arms, small, angry, and impotent. Grenadiers are drawn up on both sides of Napoleon, their heads receding in perspective under the arch of the palace. They have huge moustaches, and wear bearskins, high stocks, and Hessian boots. They glare fiercely at the Austrian, with their hands on the hilts of their sabres. Starhemberg looks towards Napoleon with raised eyebrow, taking snuff with nonchalant contempt. A large coronetted 'S' and the Austrian eagle on the post-chaise show his identity. Baggage is piled on the roof of the chaise (BM). / This Austrian minister passed through Paris on a political mission in so much haste, that he did not stop to pay his respects to napoleon, which gave great offence to the ruler of France (Wright/Evans).
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815
January 1, 1803
Satires (Visual works)
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
John D. Merriam Collection
Parades & processions
Carriages & coaches
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Starhemberg, Ludwig, Fürst, 1762-1833
France > Île-de-France (region) > Paris
Jardin des Tuileries
- 1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 27 x 38 cm
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27 St. James St. :
Publish'd by Jc. Gillray
Title from item.
Alternative title from Wright/Evans.
BM Satires 9961; Wright/Evans 270
- Notes (date):
Date from item.
- Notes (citation):
Stephens, Frederic George, George, Mary Dorothy. "Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum." British Museum Press, 1870, London.
Wright, Thomas, R. H. Evans. "Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures of James Gillray." Benjamin Blom, 1968, New York.