Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Boat license granted by the Emperor during the Continental Blockade

Boat license granted by the Emperor during the Continental Blockade

- c. 1813

The plan to bring England to its knees by stifling her trade was a good one, but, unfortunately, Europe was much too porous and complex for it to be truly effective. The other problem was that everyone prized English goods. Napoléon sometimes ignored the blockade himself to purchase luxuries for Joséphine.

Engraving with ink on paper


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011