[France] Il General Dugoumier.
Engraving, 200 x 135mm. 8 x 5¼".
Portrait of Jacques François Coquille, named Dugommier (1738 - 1794), French general, in a circular frame, vignette of a fortress below. Dugommier entered service in 1759 in the defence of Guadeloupe against the English and fought in Martinique in the Seven Years' War. He joined the Revolutionary cause, and while a Deputy in the French Convention, succeeded General Jean François Carteaux as commander of the army besieging Royalist and British forces in Toulon. Recognizing that the attack plan of a artillery major named Napoleon Bonaparte was the correct one, in December 1793 he brought the Siege of Toulon to a successful conclusion. In January 1794, Dugommier was named head of the Army of the Eastern Pyrenees.
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