Field Marshal Count Alexander Suwarrow RimniskoyCommander in Chief of the Combined Armies in Italy.
London Publish'd June 21st 1799 by Messrs Schiavonetti, No 12 Michaels Place Brompton.
Sitpple with very large margins, very fine; platemark 355 x 250mm (14 x 10"). Mint.
Aleksandr Vasilyevich Suvorov (1729-1800), Russian military commander. He was the fourth and last generalissimo of the Russian Empire. He was one of the few great generals in history who never lost a battle, and he was famed for his military manual 'The Science of Victory'. This print was published in 1799, soon after Suvorov (aged 68) led his forces to victories at Cassano d'Adda and Trebbia in the Italian campaign which contributed to driving French troops from Italy and therefore ensured his popularity in England.
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