The Imperial divorce
Satria delt. ; Brocas etchd.
Josephine and Napoleon sitting side by side on thrones; Napoleon has removed his wedding ring and announces his intention to divorce in order to secure an heir, saying "I must have issue". Josephine replies "For the benefit of the Empire I resign my husband". Pope Pius VII kneels at Napoleon's feet; Marie Louise stands behind Josephine weeping "I would prefer even Jerome".
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Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum
Plate in: The Hibernian Magazine and Dublin Monthly panorama, No.1 (January 1810)
Physical description: 1 print etching, hand col. 23.5 x 30.9 cm.
Citations/References: Butler, P. Brocas collection p. 110
Citations/References: Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum. Vol.VIII 11529
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