Boney's meditations on the Island of St. Helena--or--The Devil addressing the Sun
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; Hannah Humphrey, London, publisher
Etching with hand coloring
While Cruikshank credits George Humphrey (G. H. invt.) with suggesting this caricature of Napoleon, as the devil incarnate,
exiled on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, the print is an adaptation of James Gillray's 1782 etching,
"Gloria Mundi, or--the Devil addressing the Sun," published by Hannah Humphrey.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 500; Douglas 734; Cohn 944; British Museum 12593
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "Pubd August 1815 by / H Humphrey St. James's St." at l.l.; "G.H invt. G Cruikshank
fect" at l.r.; Verso, Vogler's stamp in black ink at l.r.
caricatures; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; exiles; demons