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[France] Bernadotte, Consiller d'État, et Général de l'Armée de l'Ouest.
[France] Bernadotte, Consiller d'État, et Général de l'Armée de l'Ouest.
Lavachez sculp. Duplesi-Bertaux inv et del. Duplesi-Bertaux aqua forte.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Torn outside printed border.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Marchal Jean Baptiste Benardotte, surrounded by an etched border with engraved text and a scene representing his taking of Gradisca. Formerly a General in Napoleon's army, after this portrait was published (in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française') he was elected the heir-presumptive to King Charles XIII of Sweden, becoming Charles XIV John in 1818, ruling until 1844.
[Ref: 28215]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] D. Joseph Napoleon Roi d'Espagne et des Indes. Frère de l'Empereur Grand Électeur de l'Empire Français.
[France] D. Joseph Napoleon Roi d'Espagne et des Indes. Frère de l'Empereur Grand Électeur de l'Empire Français.
[Robert Le Fevre pinxt. Gregorius del. L.C. Ruotte Sculp.t]
Déposé à la Bibliothèque Impériale. à Paris chez Potrelle Editeur, rue St. Honoré, No.142. [n.d. c.1812.]
Stipple. Plate 444 x 350mm. 17½ x 13¾". Foxing.
Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844) was the elder brother of Napoleon I of France, who made him King of Naples and Sicily (1806-1808), and later King of Spain and the Indies as Joseph I of Spain (1808-1813). From a series of plates representing members of the French Imperial family and European Kings, engraved by Ruotte or Bourgeois de la Richardière and published by Potrelle, 1805-1810.
Ex Collection: William Fitzwilliam Burton [1796-1844], of Burton hall, Carlow; Eire, landowner.
[Ref: 21099]   £360.00  
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[France] Louis Napoléon Roi de Hollande. Frère de l'Empereur Connetable de l'Empire Français.
[France] Louis Napoléon Roi de Hollande. Frère de l'Empereur Connetable de l'Empire Français.
Dessiné par Gregorius, d'aprés le Buste de Casteillier. L.C. Ruotte Sculp.t
à Amsterdam Chez Buffa et Comp.ie Déposé a la Bibliothèque Imperiale. Se vend à Paris chez Potrelle Editeur. M. d'Estampes, rue St. Honoré No.142. [n.d. c.1807.]
Stipple. Plate 425 x 337mm. 16¾ x 13¼". Foxing.
Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (1778-1846), King of Holland (1806-1810). Brother of Napoleon I of France, and his son was the last Emperor, Napoleon III. From a series of plates representing members of the French Imperial family and European Kings, engraved by Ruotte or Bourgeois de la Richardière and published by Potrelle, 1805-1810.
Ex Collection: William Fitzwilliam Burton [1796-1844], of Burton hall, Carlow; Eire, landowner. In the British Museum as coloured stipple.
[Ref: 21100]   £360.00  
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Maria Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte.
Maria Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte. Mother of the Emperor Napoleon. The Original of this picture painted in oils by Gerard, is to be found in the Gallery of Versailles.
A. Deveria del. Lith de Villain.
[London published by Bull & Churton, 26 Holles St Cavendish Square.] [n.d., c.1831.]
Lithograph. Sheet 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed at bottom, losing publisher's inscription, small stain on left.
Maria Letizia Buonaparte née Ramolino (17500836), mother of an emperor, three kings and a queen consort. Despite living to 85 she never learned French.
[Ref: 36016]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Esquisse représentant la réunion des Souverains accompagnans Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi au Bal donné par la Ville de Paris le 4 Décembre 1809.
Esquisse représentant la réunion des Souverains accompagnans Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi au Bal donné par la Ville de Paris le 4 Décembre 1809. S. M. l'Empereur répond au Discours de M.r le Préfet du Département de la Seine.
Dessiné et Gravé par A. Godefroy.
Déposé à la Bibliothèque Impériale. A Paris chez A. Godefroy, Rue des Francs Bourgeois S. Michel N° 3 [n.d., c.1810].
Etching in outline, 290 x 425mm. 11½ x 16¾". Lacking upper and lower margin.
Group portrait of European monarchs inside the Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris; seated in a semi-circle, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 Ė 1821, as Emperor Napoleon I) on his throne at centre. Three of the Emperor's brothers sit to his right: Louis, Jerome, and Joachim. Hosted by the Prefect of the Seine department, the occasion was a celebration of the fifth anniversary of Napoleon's coronation, the conclusion of a peace between France and Austria, and his return to the capital city. All the sovereigns are captioned beneath the image. By Adrien-Pierre-François Godefroy (1777 - 1865).
BNF FRBNF41514640.
[Ref: 20974]   £220.00  
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[Portraits of Napoleon and his family.]
[Portraits of Napoleon and his family.]
A Paris chez Lordereau Rue St Jacques. No 17. Déposé. [n.d., c.1830.]
Stipple. Sheet 340 x 270mm (13½ x 10½"). Trimmed to plate. Collector's stamp on right.
14 numbered portraits of Napoleon, his two wives, mother, siblings, son and adopted son.
According to the BM Lordereau operated from rue Saint-Jacques 1828-33.
[Ref: 36013]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Eugêne Napoléon Vice Roi D'Italie. Dedié et Présenté à Sa Majesté Josephine Impératrice des Française et Reine d'Italie. Par son trés humble et Respectueux Sujet L.C. Ruotte.
[France] Eugêne Napoléon Vice Roi D'Italie. Dedié et Présenté à Sa Majesté Josephine Impératrice des Française et Reine d'Italie. Par son trés humble et Respectueux Sujet L.C. Ruotte.
D'après le Buste de Chinard qui appartient à S.M. Dessiné par Grégorius, L.C. Ruotte Sculp.
Déposé à la Bibliothèque Imp.le. Se vend à Paris chez Potrelle Editeur, M. d'Estampes, rue St. Honoré, No.142. [n.d. c.1806.]
Stipple. Plate 432 x 342mm. 17 x 13½". Scratched across image top right.
Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824), stepson and adopted child of French Emperor, Napoleon I; his natural father was executed during the revolutionary Reign of Terror. He commanded the Army of Italy and was viceroy of Italy under his stepfather. From a series of plates representing members of the French Imperial family and European Kings, engraved by Ruotte or Bourgeois de la Richardière and published by Potrelle, 1805-1810.
Ex Collection: William Fitzwilliam Burton [1796-1844], of Burton hall, Carlow; Eire, landowner. In the British Museum.
[Ref: 21102]   £360.00  
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[France.] De Pradt Ancien Archeveque de Malines.
[France.] De Pradt Ancien Archeveque de Malines. David 1830.
[after David D'Angers.]
Engraving on india with large margins, rare. Plate 241 x 221mm (9½ x 8¾").
From a Medallion by David D'Angers. Dominique-Georges-Frederic Dufour de Pradt (1759-1837), the French clergyman and ambassador. In 1804 he became a secretary of Napoleon and in 1808 he was appointed as archbishop of Mechelen. In 1812 he was awarded the position of the French ambassador in Warsaw, preparing the Concordat of 1813.
[Ref: 34691]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Albert Louis Bacler Dalbe. Geb. zu St. Pol d.21 Oct. 1761.
[France] Albert Louis Bacler Dalbe. Geb. zu St. Pol d.21 Oct. 1761.
Cless del.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 134 x 89mm (5¼ x 3½").
Louis Albert Guislain Bacler d'Albe (1761-1824) the French artist, as well as the map-maker and the closest strategic advisor of Napoleon from 1796 until 1814. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
[Ref: 29540]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] The Empress Josephine. First wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.
[France] The Empress Josephine. First wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Born 1763. Married to Bonaparte 1796. Divorced 1810. Died 1814. An authentice portrait engraved exclusively for the Court Magazine. No.93 of the series of ancient portraits.
Ed. Hargarve Sculp.t
Vol. XIX. 1840. No.11, Carey street Lincoln's Inn, London.
Fine hand-coloured engraving. 252 x 165mm. 10 x 6½".
Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814) was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of France. Her husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror. She did not bear Napoleon any children, and as a result, he divorced her in 1810 to marry Marie Louise of Austria.
[Ref: 24120]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Joubert, Général en Chef de l'Armée d'Italie, mort le 28 Thermidor an VII à la bataille de Novi.
[France] Joubert, Général en Chef de l'Armée d'Italie, mort le 28 Thermidor an VII à la bataille de Novi.
Lavachez sculp. Duplesi-Bertaux inv et del. Duplesi-Bertaux aqua forte.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some spotting.
Barthélemy Catherine Joubert (1769-1799), acclaimed here as 'amongst the heroes who have contributed the most to the prodigious triumphs of our armies'. He joined the royal French army in 1784 and rose rapidly to the rank of general uring the French Revolutionary Wars. Napoleon recognised his talents and gave him increased responsibilities. He was later killed whilst commanding the French army at the Battle of Novi in 1799.
[Ref: 28218]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Brun Troisième Consul de la Republique Francaise.
Le Brun Troisième Consul de la Republique Francaise.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼").
Oval mezzotint portrait of Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance (1739Ė1824), third consul of the French Republic. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'. Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, prince of the Empire was a French statesman. He started his career during the Ancien Régime, making his first appearance as a lawyer in Paris in 1762. He filled the posts of censeur du Roi (1766) and then Inspector General of the Domains of the Crown (1768). Lebrun became a disciple of Montesquieu and an admirer of the British Constitution, travelling through Southern Netherlands, the Dutch Republic, and finally to the Kingdom of Great Britain. At the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, he foresaw its importance and in his volume La voix du Citoyen, published the same year, and predicted the course which events would take. After the voting of the 1791 Constitution, ineligible to the Legislative Assembly, he became instead president of the directory of Seine-et-Oise département. Lebrun was made Third Consul following Napoleon Bonaparteís 18 Brumaire coup in 1799. In this capacity he took an active part in Napoleon's reorganization of the national finances and in the administration of France's départements. In 1804, he was appointed arch-treasurer of the French Empire. Although to a certain extent opposed to the autocracy of the Emperor, he was not in favour of his deposition, although he accepted the fait accompli of the Bourbon Restoration in April 1814. Louis XVIII made him a Peer of France, but during the subsequent Hundred Days he accepted from Napoleon the post of grand maître de l'Université. As a consequence, he was suspended from peerage when the Bourbons returned again in 1815, but was recalled in 1819.
[Ref: 28222]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Hudson Lowe. Lt. General [Facsimile signature].
Hudson Lowe. Lt. General [Facsimile signature].
London, John Murray, Albermarle Street, June 1853.
Engraving on india. Rare. Plate: 150 x 220mm, (6 x 8½"). Very large margins. Some staining on outer margins.
Half-length portrait of Sir Hudson Lowe (1769-1844), a British soldier who served as Governor of St. Helena during Napoleon's imprisonment on the island.
[Ref: 35351]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Macdonald, Général en Chef des Armées de Naples et des Grisons.
Macdonald, Général en Chef des Armées de Naples et des Grisons.
J. FB [monogram of Jean Duplesi-Berteaux).
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some minor spotting.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Jacques MacDonald (1765-1840), surrounded by an etched border with engraved text and a battle scene probably in Italy, where he occupied Rome. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'. Jacques MacDonald was a Marshal of France and military leader during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He was appointed aide-de-camp to General Charles François Dumouriez. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Jemappes, and was promoted colonel in 1793. In 1797, having been made general of division, he served first in the army of the Rhine and later in that of Italy. When he reached Italy, the treaty of Campo Formio had been signed, and Bonaparte had returned to France; but, under the direction of Berthier, MacDonald occupied Rome, of which he was made governor, and then in conjunction with Championnet he defeated General Mack, and took the Kingdom of Naples, which became known as the Parthenopaean Republic. In 1800, he received command of the army in the Helvetic Republic, maintaining communications between the armies of Germany and of Italy. He carried out his orders diligently, and in the winter of 1800-1801, he was ordered to march over the Splügen Pass at the head of the Army of the Grisons. He remained without employment until 1809, but then Napoleon made him military adviser to Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy and a corps commander. He led the army from Italy to join with Napoleon, and at Wagram, led the attack which broke the Austrian centre and won the victory. In 1810, MacDonald served in Spain and in 1812, he commanded the left wing of the Grande Armée for the invasion of Russia. In 1813, after participating in the battles of Lützen and Bautzen, he was ordered to invade Silesia. After the Battle of Leipzig, he was ordered to cover the evacuation of Leipzig with Prince Poniatowski. During the defensive campaign of 1814, MacDonald again distinguished himself. He was one of the marshals sent by Napoleon to take the notice of his abdication to Paris. When all were deserting Napoleon, MacDonald remained faithful. He was directed by Napoleon to give his adherence to the new régime, and was presented with the sabre of Murad Bey for his fidelity. At the Restoration, he was made a peer of France and knight grand cross of the royal order of St. Louis; he remained faithful to the new order during the Hundred Days. In 1815, he became chancellor of the Legion of Honour, a post he held till 1831. In 1816, as major-general of the royal bodyguard, he took part in the debates of the Chamber of Peers, created under the Charter of 1814, voting consistently as a moderate Liberal.
[Ref: 28219]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma]
[Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma] Marie Louis Kaiserin von Frankreich Koningin von Italien &c. [...]
P. Krafft del C. Rahl sc [1810-14].
Rare stipple engraving, platemark 410 x 315mm (16 x 12½"). Small margins on left & right; large margins top & bottom.
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791-1847), Austrian archduchess and second wife of Napoleon. Published during the four years between 1810-14 when she was Empress consort of the French and Queen consort of Italy before Napoleon's abdication in 1814. Engraved by Carl Rahl (1779-1843) after Peter Krafft (1780-1856), Austrian painter, teacher and curator who was a prolific portrait painter who also depicted contemporary events from the Napoleonic Wars in his paintings. In later life Krafft was also director of the Imperial Art Gallery in Vienna.
[Ref: 40359]   £260.00  
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Marie Louise d'Autriche.
Marie Louise d'Autriche. Impératrice des Français, Reine d'Italie.
B. nobl. de Guerard del et pinx. Tügel Sculp.
Publié et se vend à Vienne chez Artaria et Comp. à Mannheim chez. Dom.co Artaria. à Milan chez Ferd. Artaria. [n.d., c.1815.]
Stipple. 290 x 210mm (11½ x 8¼") very large margins. Some creasing.
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791-1847), Austrian archduchess and second wife of Napoleon, pictured during the four years between 1810-14 when she was Empress consort of the French and Queen consort of Italy, ending with Napoleon's abdication in 1814.
With the ink stamp of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850) (Lugt L.118a); his collection was sold by Sothebys, 28th Novermber 1904.
[Ref: 40544]   £260.00  
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[France] Massena.
[France] Massena.
Dessiné par Hilaire le Dru. Garvé par Coqueret et La Chaussée.
Se Vend a Paris chez Potrelle Successeur de Dulac Md. d'Estampes, Rue Honoré No. 54 vis-a-vis L'Oratoire. [n.d. c.1800]
Mezzotint. 385 x 565mm.
André Massena (1758-1817), French Marshal, Prince de Essling, Duc de Rivoli. Massena teamed up with a young General Napoleon Bonaparte and was a key soldier in the stunning 1796 campaign and the battles of Montenotte, Lodi, Castiglione, Bassano, Caldiero, Arcola, and Rivoli. In 1799, Massena took command of the army in Switzerland and ran into Russia's Field Marshal Suvarov at the second battle of Zurich.
[Ref: 3784]   £220.00  
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[France] Masséna, Général de Division, a l'Armée d'Italie, puis Général en Chef des Armées du Danube et d'Italie.
[France] Masséna, Général de Division, a l'Armée d'Italie, puis Général en Chef des Armées du Danube et d'Italie.
Bonne maison pinxit. Lavachez sculp. Reville inv et del.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Bottom left corner missing.
Oval mezzotint portrait of André Masséna (1758-1817), surrounded by an etched border with engraved text and a scene representing his defence of Genoa in 1800. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'. André Masséna, Marshal of France (1804); Duke of Rivoli (1808); and Prince of Esslingen (1810). He entered the army in 1775 and served as a soldier; in 1789 he retired but entered the revolutionary army in 1791. In 1793 he was a brigadier general and took part in the siege of Toulon. In 1794 he became a division general. Massena operated successfully at the head of the vanguard of the army in Napoleonís Italian campaign of 1796-97. In 1799 he commanded troops in Switzerland and defeated General A. M. Rimskii-Korsakovís Russo-Austrian corps. In 1800, Massena commanded the troops besieged at Genoa. In the war between Austria and France in 1809 he commanded the left wing at Wagram. In 1810-11 he was commander of troops in Portugal but was removed for a series of defeats. In 1814 he went over to the side of the Bourbons and in 1815 was made a peer of France.
[Ref: 28217]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Le General Moreau.
Le General Moreau.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Etching, rare. Circular as a fan, trimmed close to printed border, sheet 180mm diameter. Some creasing.
Equestian portrait of Jean Victor Marie Moreau (17630813), revolutionary general and the only real rival to Napoleon's ascendency. Having helped Bonaparte in the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire, Moreau was falsely accused of being in a plot to restore Louis XVIII and was sent into exile in the United States in 1804. He returned to Europe after Napoleon's defeat in Russia in 1812 and tried to gather Napoleon's enemies together. Attending the Battle of Dresden in August 1813 he was talking to the Tsar when he was badly wounded, dying a few days later.
[Ref: 36052]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples & Sicily.]
[Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples & Sicily.]
[n.d., c.1810.]
Stipple, proof before letters. Sheet 135 x 115mm (5¼ x 4½"). Trimmed.
Maria Annunziata Carolina Bonaparte (1782-1839) married Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals, on 20 January 1800. Murat was made King of Naples and Sicily on 1 August 1808, but after Napoleon's fall and her husband's execution, Caroline lived in Florence under her death.
[Ref: 36025]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Joachim-Napoléon, Roi de Naples et de Siciles. Grand-Amiral de France.
[France] Joachim-Napoléon, Roi de Naples et de Siciles. Grand-Amiral de France.
Gros pinx.t Grégorius del.t Ruotte Sculp.
Déposé à la Bibliothèque Impériale à Paris chez Potrelle Md. d'Estampes, rue St. Honoré, No.142. [n.d. c.1807.]
Stipple, very fine. Plate 438 x 336mm. 17¼ x 13¼".
Joachim-Napoleon Murat (1767-1815), Marshal of France, Grand Admiral of France, and King of Naples from 1808 to 1815. He received his titles in part by being the brother-in-law of Napoleon I, through his marriage to Napoleon's youngest sister, Caroline Bonaparte. He was noted as a flamboyant dresser and was known as 'the Dandy King'. From a series of plates representing members of the French Imperial family and European Kings, engraved by Ruotte or Bourgeois de la Richardière and published by Potrelle, 1805-1810.
Ex Collection: William Fitzwilliam Burton [1796-1844], of Burton hall, Carlow; Eire, landowner. In the British Museum as coloured stipple.
[Ref: 21103]   £360.00  
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[Portraits of Napoleon and his circle.]
[Portraits of Napoleon and his circle.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Zincograph and letterpress. Sheet 765 x 505mm (30½ x 20"). Tears to edges and folds.
An uncut sheet of 16 portraits of Napoleon and his family, designed to be folded and cut for an 8vo book, with one portrait per page. Thus half the portraits are printed upside down on this sheet. The other members of the family are: his wives Josephine & Marie Louisa and son Napoleon II; his parents Charles & Letitia and uncle Cardinal Fesch; his siblings Joseph, Louis, Lucien, Jerome, Eliza, Pauline and Caroline; and sister-in-law Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen of Prussia. The outsider in the collection is Count Metternich who, despite facilitating the marriange of Napoleon to Maria Louisa, did much to rally the Allied opposition to him.
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Napoleon Bonaparte. Messina. Ney. Murat. Kleber.
Napoleon Bonaparte. Messina. Ney. Murat. Kleber.
John Tallis & Company, London & New York. [n.d., c.1855.]
Steel engraving with small margins. 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½").
A head and shoulders portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte with four smaller portraits of his generals: Marshal André Masséna (17580817), out of favour by Napoleon's abdication, so survived the Restoration of the Bourbon monarchy; Marshal Michel Ney (17690815), executed for treason after Waterloo; Marshal Joachim-Napoléon Murat (17670815), Bonaparte's brother-in-law, executed in Italy; and General Jean Baptiste Kléber (17530800), assassinated in Cairo
[Ref: 36010]   £45.00  
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[France] Col. de Labedoyere. Marshal Ney. Cte. de Lavalette.
[France] Col. de Labedoyere. Marshal Ney. Cte. de Lavalette. To the Admirers of Female Constancy and Virtue and to the Friends of Sir Robert Wilson, Mr Bruce & Mr Hutchinson.
[Published by J. Le Petit, 20 Capel Street, Dublin. n.d., c.1815.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 185 x 205mm, 7¼ x 8". Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
Three of the more notable supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte of the Hundred Days, his attempt to regain the throne of France which ended at the Battle of Waterloo. All three were condemned to death but were faithfully supported by their wives: Labedoyere's wife died of a broken heart soon after his execution; Ney's wife campaigned relentlessly for a pardon; and Lavalette's wife swopped clothes with him, allowing him to excape on the eve of his execution. The three men named in the dedication were three Englishmen who helped Lavalette escape from France, earning themselves three months' imprisonment.
[Ref: 15214]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Marshal Ney.
Marshal Ney. Duke of Elchingen, Prince of Moskwa, Peer of France. Who was Shot for Treason, Dec.r 8, 1815.
Gerard pinx.t. A. Easton Sculp.t.
Published April 9th 1816 by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London.
Stipple, with very large margins. 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8").
François Gérard's famous portrait of Marshal Michel Ney (17690815), in ceremonial uniform. He fought for Napoleon from begining to end: after his command of French rear-guard on the Retreat from Moscow in 1812 he was jokingly referred to as 'the last Frenchman on Russian soil. Although he persuaded the emperor to abdicate and accept his first exile in 1814 and prepared a force to stop Napoleon reaching Paris during the Hundred Days, Ney joined with Napoleon in 1815. At the Battle of Waterloo, seeing the day was lost, Ney led a final charge, shouting to his men 'Come see how a marshal of France dies!'. However he survived, only to be shot for treason, one of very few of Napoleon's generals not to be exonerated by the restored Bourbon monarchy.

[Ref: 36029]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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N.C. Oudinot, Duc de Reggio, Marechal et Pair de France, Commandeur de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis, Grand Cordon de la Legion d'Honneur, Commandeur de l'Ordre de St. Henry de Saxe &,Major Général de la Garde Royale, Ministre d'Etat,
N.C. Oudinot, Duc de Reggio, Marechal et Pair de France, Commandeur de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis, Grand Cordon de la Legion d'Honneur, Commandeur de l'Ordre de St. Henry de Saxe &,Major Général de la Garde Royale, Ministre d'Etat, Commandant en Chef de la Garde Nat.ale de Paris. Dédié à la Garde Nationale de Paris.
Peint díaprès nature par Robert, le Fevre. Desiné par H. Laurent. Gravé par Forster. Déposé au Bureau des Estampes.
A Paris, chez P. Audouin Graveur Ordinaire du Roi, Rue du Mont Blanc, No.16. [n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving. 393 x 248mm. 15½ x 9¾". Trimmed and laid on separate sheet.
Nicolas Charles Oudinot, 1st Comte Oudinot, 1st Duc de Reggio (1767-1847) was a Marshal of France. At the outbreak of the French Revolution, Oudinot's military career took-off and he rose through the ranks, and in 1800 after great success at the Battle of Monzambano was presented with the sword of honour by Napoleon. He was made Inspector-General of the infantry, and, on establishment of the empire, given the Grand Cross of the Legion díHonneur. It was not until 1809, after his display of brilliant courage at the Battle of Wagram, that he was promoted to the rank of Marshal of France. His later career was not as successful however he was not disgraced and on Napoleonís abdication he rallied to the new government and was made a Peer of France by the Bourbon Restoration.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18707]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Casimir Perier. Manuel. Le Général Foy.
[France] Casimir Perier. Manuel. Le Général Foy.
Lith. de Langlamé.
Publié par Blaisot. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph. 342 x 267mm. 13½ x 10½".
Casimir Pierre Périer (1777-1832) was a French statesman, President of the Council during the July Monarchy, when he headed the conservative Parti de la résistance. In 1798 he joined the army until in 1801 he founded a bank in Paris with his brother. In 1817 he entered the Chamber of Deputies for Paris, taking his seat in the Left Centre and making his first speech in defence of the freedom of the press. After becoming President of the Chamber of Deputies he was eventually summoned to power and in a short amount of time, managed to re-establish civic order in France; Jacques-Antoine Manuel (1775-1827) was a French lawyer, politician and noted orator. He fought in the Italian campaigns under Napoleon and in 1814 he was chosen a member of the Chamber of Representatives and in 1815 he protested against the restoration of the Bourbons; and Maximilien Sebastien Foy (1775-1825) was a French military leader, statesman and writer. He fought under Dumourier, PIchegru, Moreau, Masséna and others. In 1803, as colonel of the 5th regiment of the horse artillery, he refused the appointment of aide-de-camp on Napoleonís assumption of the imperial throne. He later served in Portugal and Spain before returning to France where in 1819, after embracing the case of the Emperor during the Hundred Days and the Waterloo, he was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies. All three men were integral figures during the political shift in France at the turn of the 19th century.
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The Royal Family of France - the Family of Buonaparte. French Generals, Statesmen &c.
The Royal Family of France - the Family of Buonaparte. French Generals, Statesmen &c.
Pub.d by R. Bowyer, 80, Pall Mall, June 1. 1816.
Etching. 490 x 315mm (19¼ x 12¼"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, well away from image.
Fifty numbered roundel portraits: Louis XVIII is top centre; Napoleon, his wives and siblings fill the second row and his son Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte is on the left of the third row. Published as an illustration to 'The Campaign of Waterloo', it lacks the key of names.
[Ref: 35995]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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