The Corsican Tiger at Bay, 1808

  • Rudolph Ackermann, English, 1764-1834
  • Thomas Rowlandson, English, 1756-1827

Etching printed in black ink, colored by hand

  • Framed: Image (trimmed): 8 5/8 × 13 inches (21.9 × 33 cm) Sheet: 9 5/8 × 14 1/8 inches (24.4 × 35.9 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Feinberg



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Politics
  • Hand coloring
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Caricature
  • Emperor
  • Etching
  • Cartoon (humorous image)
  • Bicorne
  • London
  • Eagle
  • Bear
  • Frog
  • Napoléon
  • Dogs

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, on plate, upper left: Patriotic Greyhounds Inscribed, center: Corsican Tiger Inscribed, upper right: JOHN BULL | There was a little Man | And he had a little gun. | And his Bullets were made of lead | D--n me but we'll manage | him amongst us. Inscribed, center right: Russian Bear & Austrian Eagle | Now Brother Bruin | is the time to break | our chains Inscribed, lower right: It will be my | turn to have a | slap at him next | Dutch Frog Inscribed, lower center: Pubd July 8th 1808 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand Inscribed, below image: THE CORSICAN TIGER AT BAY Inscribed, left center (on dog collar): PATRIOTIC | GREYHOUNDS Inscribed, lower center (on dog collar): ROYAL | GREYHOU--


Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Feinberg; 1982-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Grego, Joseph. Rowlandson the Caricaturist. London, 1880, vol. II, p. 93.

Rights Status

Thomas Rowlandson, The Corsican Tiger at Bay, 1808, etching printed in black ink, colored by hand. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Feinberg, F82.112.