Engraving with large margins. Plate: 450 x 280mm, (17¾ x 11"). Slight paper tone and surface dirt.
Depiction of the battle which took place between the Royalists and the French Revolutionary Troops on the 13 Vendémiaire Year 4 (5th October 1795), a battle which was to instigate Napoleon Bonaparte's rapid advancement. The Revolutions anti-catholic sentiments created strong anti-revolutionary feelings in western France, feelings which boiled over into an insurrection. The Royalists, supported by British troops, having been victorious in several battles marched on Paris. Royalists within the city began demonstrations which soon turned violent. A young General Bonaparte suceeded in defeating the Royalists, essentially extinguishing the threat to the Revolution, and was promoted to General of the Division.
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