[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Torn outside printed border.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Marchal Jean Baptiste Benardotte, surrounded by an etched border with engraved text and a scene representing his taking of Gradisca. Formerly a General in Napoleon's army, after this portrait was published (in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française') he was elected the heir-presumptive to King Charles XIII of Sweden, becoming Charles XIV John in 1818, ruling until 1844.
[Ref: 28215] £120.00