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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Dutch Nightmare, or the Fraternal Hug Returned with a Dutch Squeeze. 29 Nov 1813

Hand-coloured etching | 35.6 x 25.6 cm (sheet of paper) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810899

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This print, a parody of Henry Fuseli’s painting The Nightmare, shows Napoleon lying in a state bed, with a Dutchman sitting on his chest and blowing smoke into his face. The Netherlands had been under Napoleon’s control since 1806, but had regained independence after the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. ‘Orange Boven’, or ‘Orange on Top’ is a traditional Dutch chant referring to the House of Orange. Cat. 87
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) (designer)

    Ackermann, R. : 101 Strand. (publisher)

  • 35.6 x 25.6 cm (sheet of paper) (sheet of paper)

    34.4 x 24.7 cm (plate mark) (platemark)

    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Napoleonic Empire Wars (1803-1815)
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            • Satire
  • BM Satires 12105 (BM Satires : Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum ... 11 v. in 12.)