View of Longwood from Balcomb's Cottage
Anonymous aquatint with original hand colouring.
Published by Colburn & Co., 1 January 1824, as a frontispiece to Volume 4 of Count Las Cases' Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at St Helena.
Image size: 4 1/8" x 6 5/8" plus title and margins.
Generally good condition; the aquatint grain very fine and the colour subtle and exquisitely executed.
One of a delicious quartet of views depicting St Helena during the time of Napoleon's exile. Longwood House was the eventual residence of Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, from 10 December 1815 until his death on 5 May 1821. It lies on a windswept plain a few miles from Jamestown. It nowadays houses a museum run by the French government.
£240.00 set of four aquatints, unmounted, unframed