et Commandant de la Garde Nationale Parisienne.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some spotting.
Oval mezzotint portrait of General Lafayette (1757-1834), hero of both the Ameican and French Revolutions, surrounded by an etched border with engraved text and a scene representing his civic oath on the Champs de Mars. He vowed to 'be ever faithful to the nation, to the law, and to the king; to support with our utmost power the constitution decreed by the National Assembly, and accepted by the king'. However as commander-in-chief of the National Guard of France his attempts to keep order resulted in his fall from power. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
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