[France] Mashal Pelissier, Commander-in-Chief of the French Army in the Crimea.
Sepia-tinted lithograph, sheet 465 x 310mm. 18¼ x 12¼". Creasing to lower part.
Portrait of Aimable Jean Jacques Pélissier, 1st Duc de Malakoff (1794-1864), maréchal of France. On 16 May 1855 he succeeded Marshal Canrobert as commander-in-chief of the French forces before the Siege of Sevastopol, during the Crimean War. His storming of the Tower of Malakoff on 8 September marked the successful end of the Siege of Sebastopol, crowing the Anglo-French Crimean War against Russia with victory; he was thus promoted to Marshal of France and was named a senator. His title 'Duc de Malakoff' was awarded personally by Napoleon III. A commemorative publication printed shortly after hostilities had ceased. From March 1858 to May 1859 Pelissier was French ambassador in London.
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