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Comfort Of A Bed Of Roses

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Comfort Of A Bed Of Roses

Comfort Of A Bed Of Roses, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, Engraver, [london] : H. Humphrey, 1806, Charles Fox, In Bed With His Wife, Having A Nightmare. To The Right, Napoleon Jumps To The Bed From A Cannon With The Words Pour Subjugeur Le Monde Inscribed On The Muzzle; Behind Him Are Seen Pikes And A Banner With The Words Horrors Of Invasion. William Pitt, As A Shade, Floats Near The Bed, Admonishing Fox To Awake. An Eagle With The Collar Labeled Prussia Looms Over Foxs Head. From Under The Bed Grow Thorny Rose Branches And Death Crawls Out From Under The Covers. A Bulldog With Its Collar Inscribed John Bull Lunges At Napoleon

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Media ID 9731997

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1756 1806 1815 Artwork Banner Branches Bull Bulldog Cannon Charles Collar Comfort Death Eagle Engraver Gillray Head Humphrey Inscribed Invasion James John Jumps Labeled Muzzle Napoleon Nostalgia Nostalgic Pitt Prussia Romantic Rose Roses Shade Traditional Wife William Words Admonishing Awake Covers Crawls Floats Grow Horrors Looms Lunges Monde Nightmare Pikes Thorny


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This vintage engraving, titled "Comfort Of A Bed Of Roses" captures a captivating moment in history with its intricate details and illustrative technique. Created by James Gillray in 1806, this historic artwork transports us to a time of political turmoil and unrest. In the center of the print, we see Charles Fox, a prominent figure of his time, lying in bed next to his wife. However, their peaceful slumber is interrupted by Fox's nightmare. To the right, Napoleon Bonaparte dramatically jumps onto the bed from a cannon inscribed with the words "Pour Subjugeur Le Monde" (To Subjugate The World). Behind him are pikes and a banner proclaiming "Horrors of Invasion". Hovering near the bed is William Pitt as a shade, urging Fox to awaken from his troubled sleep. Above them all looms an eagle labeled Prussia, symbolizing power and dominance. Beneath the bed grow thorny rose branches while death ominously crawls out from under the covers. A bulldog with its collar inscribed John Bull lunges at Napoleon in defense. This engraved image not only showcases Gillray's artistic skill but also provides insight into historical events during this period. It evokes nostalgia for Victorian times and offers viewers an opportunity to reflect on past struggles and triumphs. As an antique piece of art that has stood the test of time, this print serves as a reminder of our rich cultural heritage and invites us to appreciate both its aesthetic beauty and historical significance.

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Comfort of a Bed of Roses, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, [London] : H. Humphrey
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