The Entente Cordiale


Woodcut engraving showing Prince Albert and Emperor Napoleon III sharing a bottle of champagne.

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With the threat of Russian imperial ambitions threatening to topple the balance of power across Europe, Britain and France sealed an unlikely alliance during the Crimean War. .

This cartoon, published in an 1854 issue of London’s Punch magazine, shows Prince Albert (consort of Queen Victoria) sealing the partnership with Emperor Napoleon III over a chilled glass of champagne.

A hypothetical conversation hopes to include their wives in the next visit. In fact, the royal couples exchanged trips to their respective capitals the year after publication.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1854

Author: Punch Magazine

Sheet Width (in): 10.50

Sheet Height (in): 

Condition: A

Condition Description: Slight uneven outer edges and a bit toned, consistent with age. Remains in very good condition. Comes with a neutral toned matte for display.


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