Who are these people in this satirical cartoon of the Congress of Verona?
Alternative images, click for details:
Three men in military dress sit around a rectangular table - a fourth man has stood up so suddenly that he has knocked his chair over. His sword is half-drawn. A fifth man watches though a window and gives a warning:
Take care of that Bear, he has set his Mind on Blood, & his voracious appetite will gorge both East, & West, and he is only making you his Fools, to Cut each others Throat that he may devour you all the more easily.
You had better not – garde a Toi
There are two small men behind the rightmost seated man on his chair. There is a man under the table in a rocking cradle with "Pruſsia" (Prussia) written on it. The leftmost seated man has one foot on the bottom of the cradle, presumably rocking it. There is a prostrate man in blue beneath the leftmost man. The label is too small to be read. There are two prostrate men beneath the feet of the rightmost man, one in green, one in orange. Both labels are too small to be read.
Who are all these people?
Wikipedia mentions many people present at the Congress:
The Quintuple Alliance was represented by the following persons:
- Russia: Emperor Alexander I and Count Karl Robert Nesselrode (minister of foreign affairs). Count George Mocenigo (Ambassador of Russia in Torino), was also present;
- Austria: Prince Metternich;
- Prussia: Prince Hardenberg and Count Christian Gunther von Bernstorff;
- France: The duc de Montmorency-Laval (minister of Foreign Affairs) and François-René de Chateaubriand;
- United Kingdom: The Duke of Wellington, who was taking the place of Viscount Castlereagh after the latter's suicide on the eve of the congress.
I'm guessing that the man in the window is the Duke of Wellington, the standing man is Emperor Alexander I of Russia and the seated man saying "garde a toi" is the duc de Montmorency-Laval of France.
Who are the other two seated men? Who are the six small men?