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Pictured: Can you spot them? Napoleon is pictured to the top right, his wife, Marie Lousie, opposite to the top left and their child in the centre of the flowers.<br />
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A Napoleon optical illusion owned by Thomas Hardy<br />
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A secret print owned by English novelist Thomas Hardy that contains an optical illusion and highlights his admiration for French foe Napoleon Bonaparte has come to light.<br />
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The scarce artwork was created by secret supporters of the 'Little General' to show solidarity following his defeat at Waterloo in 1815.<br />
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They adopted the violet as their symbol, and Napoleon's face, and those of his wife and child, are hidden in the outlines of the flower.