Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Exhibit: Bonaparte and the British

Bonaparte and the British
Gainsborough House and Museum
Sudbury, Suffolk

16 January 2015

This is the story of the greatest ever self-made man told through a brilliant but vanished art form - caricature

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) rose to power during the turbulent decade after the French Revolution. He brought order to France, but war continued with the old European regimes. While the British government was never reconciled to him, many Britons admired him. This talk shows how the visual arts promoted conflicting views.