[Germany] General Luckner.
Stipple. Sheet size: 130 x 90mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A portrait of Nikolaus, Count Luckner (1722 - 1794), facing left, in military costume, in an oval. Luckner was a German in French service who rose to become a Marshal of France. Before entering the French service, Luckner had spent time in the Bavarian, Dutch and Hanoverian armies. He fought as a commander of hussars during the Seven Years' War against the French. He joined the French army in 1763 with the rank of lieutenant general and in 1784 he was made a Danish count. He supported the French Revolution, and the year 1791 saw Luckner being made a Marshal of France. He was arrested by the Revolutionary Tribunal and sentenced to death. He died by the guillotine in Paris in 1794. The bell tower of the town hall in the Bavarian town of Cham rings the Marseillaise every day at 12.05 p.m. to commemorate the city's most famous son.
[Ref: 34385] £50.00