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Billy

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As I said before J.M.W.Turner is my all time favourite artist and I have many old engravings of his work, unfortunately most of them depicting scenes abroad.

I also have many old engravings of other artists

This engraving of a painting by Sir William Quiller Orchardson is a particular favourite of mine.

It shows Napoleon on board HMS Bellerophon bound for St Helena, where he remained in exile until his death in 1821. The deposed Emperor stands on the deck, isolated from the group of officers on the left, who watch him with curiosity as he looks out to sea, contemplating his fate.

https://flic.kr/p/pivjoZ

Below the old cellar head.