Piercy Roberts


Russian Amusement or the Corsican Football  1813
hand-coloured engraving

10 x 12½ ins (25.4 x 31.7 cm)

Published by THOMAS TEGG, Cheapside, January 1814

No. 12175 in the British Museum catalogue of political and personal satires

A  caricature referring to Napoleon’s treatment of the Russian Ambassador. A typically attired pipe-smoking Russian kicks the tiny figure of Napoleon into the air, saying I’ll teach you to insult Ambassadors, Master Bouncing B. The Emperor replies I’ll not be treated in this way.