Friday, 10 February 2012

Napoleon Bonaparte

This statue of Napoleon is carved from a single piece of oak and was imported from France around 1822. Originally intended as  an advertisement for snuff I remember it standing outside a tobacconists, then a newsagent. I have not seen it for well over 10 years and was delighted to re-find it on a recent visit to the Merchant Adventurer's Hall. He has had an eventful time in York over the years, being flung into the River Ouse by a group of soldiers during WW2, and spending a night in the police cells on another occasion.
To avoid further unplanned excursions he has been invited to stay within the Hall as a guest of the Merchant Adventurer's for as long as he wishes.

1 comment:

  1. If he is that old he would I think be quite valuable not to say historic.


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