J. Allart Excudit 1795.
Mezzotint with large margins, very rare. 420 x 305mm (16˝ x 12"). Repaired tear in left edge, crease in top left corner.
Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761-1804), a French soldier who briefly served in the American Revolutionary War, and rose through the ranks to become commander-in-chief of Revolutionary France's army of the Rhine-and-Moselle. Under his leadership Belgium and the Netherlands were overrun. However, despite coming from peasant stock, he was suspected of conspiring against the Directory in 1795 and fell from grace. In 1797 he planned the Coup of 18 Fructidor, but was arrested and deported to Cayenne. In 1803 he tried to start a Royalist uprising against Napoleon Bonaparte, but was betrayed, arrested and strangled in his prison cell.
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