Napoleon on his death bed at St. Helena
'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.
- Creation: written and made in the 19th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 82, fols. 1-2]
MS. Eng. hist. d. 82
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 20149
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.
On paper, in a wooden frame 7 1/2 × 10 1/8 in.
about 6 × 8 1/2 in.
- Napoleon on his death bed at St. Helena
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