|Title||L'Enjambée Impériale |
|Place of Publication||[France -- Paris] |
|Caption Text||Caption on Image : L'ENJAMBÉE IMPÉRIALE. (The Imperial Stride)|
A Paris, chez tous les Marchands de Nouveautés (In Paris at all the merchants of novelty items)
[Dialogue and Signage] :
Napoleon's Banner : Honneur et Patrie (Honor and Homeland)
Labels above land masses: Paris (left) and Ile d'Elbe (right)
Figures (l to r): Faisons nos paquets (slang for Let's get out of here )
Envoyons les Gardes de la porte pour le mettre dehors (Let's send the Doorguards to put him outside
Cet homme fera son chemin (That man will find his way)
Donnez lui des Calottes (Literally, let's give him some slaps. See notes below on play on words).
Faisons lui une petite guerre (Let's make him a little war)
|Historical Notes||In this drawing, we see the Bourbon family watching from the balcony as Napoleon easily returns from Elba. The reactions vary from "let's get out of here" to "Guard the doors."|
The Duchess' comment includes a play on words: calotte is a bonnet (like the Jacobin bonnet), but it is also a slap in the face. With a slight spelling change, it becomes culotte, a reference to the radical mob during the Revolution.
Two of the figures on the balcony wear extinguishers as hats. The Order of the Extinguishers was originally known during the time of Louis XIV, but resuscitated in the pages of the Yellow Dwarf magazine in the waning years of Napoleon's reign. The Extinguishers wanted to return to the ancien regime, extinguishing the ideas of Voltaire, Rousseau, and the Revolution.
Reference source: Catalog of the De Vinck collection, #9408; Broadley #181.
|Publishing Notes||Dépôt légal on April 10, 1815|
The theme is copied from a caricature by Varennes in 1791 titled "Enjambée de la Sainte Famille des Thuilleries a Montmédy."
|Subjects (LCSH)||Political cartoons|
History--Caricatures & cartoons
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Bourbon, House of
|Geographic Coverage||France |
|Digital Collection||Napoleonic Period Collection|
|Digital ID Number||NAP73 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Napoleon Collection |
|UW Reference Number||F39 |
|Object Type||Print |
|Physical Description||Etching, hand colored ; plate mark 27 x 31 cm. on sheet 28 x 38 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original drawing in RGB at 200-400 dpi, saved in TIFF format, changed to indexed color, enhanced and resized using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2006. |