Passage du Pont de Lodi,Le 21 Floreat, 10 Mai, an IV, 1796.
Ambroise Tardieu Direxit. [Paris, c.1820.]
Etched outline, sheet 180 x 270mm. 7 x 10½". Trimmed within plate; upper left corner damaged.
A battle scene from the French Revolutionary Wars; on 10 May 1796, in the first major battle of his career as a general, the young Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Lodi, in Lombardy, northern Italy. Bonaparte can be seen on horseback in the foreground to left, French infantry crossing the bridge over the River Adda in the background.
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