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Napoleon on his death bed at St. Helena

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 82

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'Napoleon on his death bed at St. Helena. 6th May 1821 From an original sketch by Lt.-colonel [John] Ward.' This is a pencil copy by lt.-col. Ward, accompanied by a description and by a letter from the artist presenting the picture to the rev. John Rigaud on March 13, 1862.

The latter papers are pasted on the back of the sketch and the whole put beneath glass in a frame.

Dates

  • written and made in the 19th century

Extent

1 box

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 82, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. d. 82

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20149

Overview

Napoleon on his death bed at St. Helena, written and made in the 19th century.

Biographical / Historical

John Ward (fl. 1821-1862) was a lieutenant colonel.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29783.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the rev. John Rigaud on June 29, 1888.

Physical Facet

On paper, in a wooden frame 7 1/2 × 10 1/8 in.

Dimensions

about 6 × 8 1/2 in.
Title
Napoleon on his death bed at St. Helena
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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