Napoleon Bonaparte, in the British Ship Northumberland, seventy four guns, leaving England for the Island of St Helena, the place of his banishment

At the top of this print is a black-and-white illustration of the third-rate ship of the line HMS Northumberland transporting Napoleon Bonaporte to his exile on St. Helena. The Northumberland is seen in profile with the red ensign flag flying from the stern. The facing stern of another ship of the line is in the right background and two small boats sail in the opposite direction to the Northumberland. The English coast is visible in the background. Two poems accompany the illustration: the first poem is attributed to "Clio", the muse of history, and the second poem, called "The Violet and the Lily", is attributed to a C.R.

Object Details

ID: PAF7993
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Northumberland (1798)
Date made: 1798; Aug 1815
People: Bonaparte, Napoleon
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Mount: 556 mm x 405 mm;Primary support: 409 mm x 182 mm

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