General Bonaparte having signed the Preliminaries of Peace delievers them to Gen.l Lauriston to bring to England.
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 95 x 60mm (3¾ x 2¼"). Trimmed.
A seated Napoleon hands the ratification of the Peace of Amiens to his aide Jacques Lauriston (17680828) to take to England in 1802. Lauriston (a great-nephew of the Scottish financier John Law of South Sea Bubble infamy) later fought in Austria in 1805, occupied Venice and the Republic of Ragusa in 1806, fought at Pamplona, Raab and Wagram. In 1811 he was made ambassador to Russia, but fought with distinction in the 1812 retreat from Moscow. His war ended when he was captured after Leipzig in 1813 and, after his release, he stayed loyal to Louis XVIII during the Hundred Days. In 1823 he was made a marshal of France and his name adorns the Arc de Triomphe.
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