Gefangennehmung des Andreas Hofer [Capture of Andreas Hofer]
Woodcut, sheet 145 x 185mm (5¾ x 7¼"). Laid on backing sheet.
Portrait of Andreas Hofer with scene of his capture. Hofer (1767-1810), a Tirolean innkeeper and patriot, fought for Austria against the French during the War of the Third Coalition, and led a rebellion against Franco-Bavarian forces that led to the War of the Fifth Coalition. After his defeat Hofer went into hiding in a hut in the Passeiertal, but he was betrayed and captured (as shown here) and executed.
[Ref: 33696] £65.00