Le G.al Mina.
Paris chez Chaillou Editeur rue St Honoré No. 140
Lithograph, image 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Wove paper; uncut sheet; foxing to margins; publisher's blindstamp.
Francisco Espoz Ilundain (1781-1836), better known as Francisco Espoz y Mina, Spanish guerilla and general. Espoz y Mina first established himself running a guerilla group after Napoleon actions in Spain in 1810, and soon after the national government made him a commander-in-chief. Later in the Peninsular Wars he served under the Duke of Wellington. The restoration of Ferdinand VII saw him fall from favour, and he tried to organise two uprisings against the king. Having escaped to England, he returned to Spain following Ferdinand's death, although the government continued to fear his radicalism. From a series of portraits by lithographer Antoine Maurin dit l'aîné (1793 - 1860).
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