Innsbruck [Austria] bei F. Unterberger [n.d., c.1840s].
Lithograph in fine original colour by hand with gum arabic, on scrap book page. Image 225 x 190mm, 9 x 7½". Lacking some margin.
Andreas Hofer (1767 – 1810) was an innkeeper and Tyrolese patriot; holding flag, his right arm resting on a rock upon which he has placed his hat. Hofer fought for Austria against the French during the War of the Third Coalition. In 1809, he became the leader of a rebellion against Franco-Bavarian forces that sparked the War of the Fifth Coalition, which pitted a coalition of the Austrian Empire and the United Kingdom against Napoleon's French Empire and Bavaria. He was subsequently captured and executed. From a patriotic series of Tyrolese personalities (from the Eastern Alps).
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