The approximately 3,750 historical prints concerning Napoleon and his era include numerous portraits of Napoleon, members of his family, and generals and other associates, scenes of military and political events, caricatures, and allegorical representations. Scenes glorifying Napoleon and his soldiers by some of the most important French printmakers of the Napoleonic Era, artists such as Vernet, Charlet, Géricault, and Raffet, are well represented. There are also numerous caricatures attacking Napoleon by British artists such as Gillray, Rowlandson and the Cruikshanks, as well as by anonymous continental artists, most notably German and French. A collection of books on Napoleon in Rare Books numbers approximately 2,275 volumes.
Description: McGill University. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. What was thus by chance begun ... : the Napoleon Collection of McGill University: selected prints and illustrated books, edited by Carol Solomon Kiefer. Montreal: [McGill University], 1991.