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James E McConnell
To Steal the Queen's Jewels (Original)

To Steal the Queen's Jewels (Original) by James E McConnell at The Illustration Art Gallery

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Artist: James E McConnell (biography)
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 7" x 8" (170mm x 200mm)
Date: 1973

This is the original Watercolour painting by James E McConnell.

A dramatic scene and a fine example of narrative painting from James McConnell. The original caption reads: "As Talleyrand, now an elderly statesman, left the church, he was attacked by a man dressed in black and wearing the Legion of Honour.

The stolen jewels belonged to Queen Catherine of Westphalia, sister in-law to Napoleon Bonaparte who had abdicated on 11 April 1814 leaving his relatives to fend for themselves. Catherine had been on her way to Germany with a fortune when agents of the new Government under Talleyrand stopped the coach.

Originally published in World of Wonder #165, 19 May 1973.

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James E McConnell

James E McConnell