Lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 305 x 380mm (12 x 15").
In the Battle of Austerlitz (2nd December 1805) Napoleon crushed the Third Coalition and effectively destroyed the Holy Roman Empire. As part of the victory celebrations (which included the commissioning of the Arc de Triomphe) fifty captured regimental colours were paraded at Notre Dame Cathedral. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
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