"Couché fils" French drawer and engraver to whom we owe a series of portraits of Napoleon and his brothers, scenes of battles of the First Empire, according to himself but also after Swebach, illustrations for The History of Napoleon or Allegorical scenes.
Pigeot sculptor known for his works in soft size, including his engravings after the masters Raphael , Titian, Caravaggio.
This print is listed Inv.Grav 1199 (in black and white) at the Collection Galerie Historique de Versailles , so this edition enhanced with colour is it particularly rare.
After his military defeats, the marshals forced the Emperor to abdicate. Napoleon's intention was to give up the crown to his son, but the allied powers demanded an unconditional abdication.
The Treaty of Fontainebleau of 11 April stipulate that Napoleon retained his title of Emperor and received in full sovereignty the island of Elba as well as an annuity from the French government
- Print aqua sharp in color "Abdication of Napoleon his departure from Fontainebleau for
- thick wove paper
- Designer/ Artist
- Louis François Couché (1782-1849)/François Pigeot (1775-18--)
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Jacques Louis Bance (1761-1847) graveur éditeur et marchand d'estampes
- Estimated Period
- Early 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 36×53×0 cm