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Off to the sweet country of the windmills

Raemaekers, Louis, 1919, Chromolithograph
Off to the sweet country of the windmills
Off to the sweet country of the windmills
Off to the sweet country of the windmills
Category
Library Item
Item no
33500
Title
Off to the sweet country of the windmills
Description
"The feature of the flight of the ex-Emperor and his son the ex-Crown Prince into Holland is that, unlike their prototypes Sancho Panza and Don Quixote, although they have always been tilting at windmills they are now deprived of their lances. Ignominy has been added to utter foolishness. Napoleon did maintain a certain dignity in exile, but these creepers over the border went into exile unhonoured and unwept. True, the Crown Prince offered to remain with his army, but the hero of Verdun was not wanted, and the Country of the Windmills was advised as the best place for a long rest cure."
Artist / maker
Date
1919
Size
31. 7 x 26.3 cm
Location
Art and Design Library
Copyright
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.