Le General Moreau.
Etching, rare. Circular as a fan, trimmed close to printed border, sheet 180mm diameter. Some creasing.
Equestian portrait of Jean Victor Marie Moreau (17630813), revolutionary general and the only real rival to Napoleon's ascendency. Having helped Bonaparte in the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire, Moreau was falsely accused of being in a plot to restore Louis XVIII and was sent into exile in the United States in 1804. He returned to Europe after Napoleon's defeat in Russia in 1812 and tried to gather Napoleon's enemies together. Attending the Battle of Dresden in August 1813 he was talking to the Tsar when he was badly wounded, dying a few days later.
[Ref: 36052] £30.00