Friedrich der II in Lissa nach der Schlacht bey Leuthen. Bon soir, messieurs! Frédéric II à Lissa après la bataille de Leuthen: Bon soir Messieurs.
Engraving. Platemark: 510 x 385mm (20 x 15¼"). Stain in top left corner of sheet. Creasing to bottom right corner.
Frederick the Great at Lissa after the battle of Leuthen, after Schubert. A night scene depicting, on the right, the Prussian king lifting his hat and greeting a group of men gathered on the left. In the Battle of Leuthen or Lissa, fought on 5 December 1757, Frederick II used maneuver and terrain to decisively defeat a much bigger Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, thus ensuring Prussian control of Silesia during the Seven Years' War. Friedrich II was a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia's territories and made Prussia the foremost military power in Europe.
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