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Fac Simile de la Dernière lettre du General Moreau à Madame Moreau.
Fac Simile de la Dernière lettre du General Moreau à Madame Moreau.
Engraved by I. Girtin, 330, Oxford Street.
Pub.d Sep.t 30. 1813, by Cox, [D'Angilou] 66 Stafford Place, Pimlico.
Engraving. Verso in ink To the Mrs Spurgeon; Sheet: 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Trimmed. Two vertical folds.
A rare image by Girtin of a facsimilie of the last letter sent by Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763-1813) to his wife, Moreau was mortally wounded during the Battle of Dresden in 1813. Moreau had helped with the rise of Napoleon but he was exiled to the USA in 1804, he returned to Europe and joined forces with his old friend Crown Prince Charles John of Sweden and Tsar Alexander I against the French forces. As well as a facsimilie of the letter the print includes a translation in English and a poem glorifying Moreau.
[Ref: 47006]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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