'Siege of the Pompeii Column', c 1799.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

'Siege of the Pompeii Column', c 1799.

Gillray, James

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Etching by James Gillray from the original intercepted drawing. This caricature shows the unfortunate predicament of some of the men from General Kleber's garrison after they alighting a column during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt. A group of Bedouin Arabs have gathered beneath the column and set fire to it, rendering useles all of the French garrison's superior warfare defences. A balloon and and parachute at the top right of the image illustrate the nation's scientific achievements. Published by H Humphrey of 27 St James' Street, London on 6 March 1799. Dimensions: 553mm x 419mm.
 

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