French Influences

Why would a firm in Hartford, Connecticut issue a print showing the French Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo? Because a French lithographer was working for that firm and would continue to work for them for more than thirty years. However, there must have been a market for such prints, because the Kelloggs issued many of them, especially during the 1830s and 1840s. Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, which took place on June 18, 1815. Joseph Buat emigrated to America following the restoration of the French monarchy in the 1820s and eventually went to work for Daniel Wright Kellogg and his brothers Edmund Burke Kellogg and Elijah Chapman Kellogg. The fall of the French emperor probably helped to bring a talented craftsman to Hartford.

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