L'armee blanche est l'armee du Courage c'est l'armee des Francais!Muller, Auteur de l'escrime a cheval, du Maniement de la Bayonnette, etc. etc.
Lithograph with very large margins. Sheet size: 585 x 425mm (23 x 16¾"). Foxing. Small stains to left and right edges. Nick in paper at top edge.
A full length portrait of Alexandre Muller, who in 1828 published 'Maniement de la baïonnette, appliqué à l’attaque et à la défense de l’infanterie individuellement et en masse (Handling of the Bayonet, as applied to the attack and the defense of the infantry, alone or en masse). Shortly after, French Military Authorities considered 'officialising' the teaching of this art, introducing various exercises and manoeuvres and bayonet fencing lessons. Muller stands, slightly to right, pointing at a large rifle and bayonet which he holds in his left hand. On the ground below are two instructional books written by Muller, 'Theorie de l'Escrime a Cheval', and 'Escrime de la Bayonette'. Soldiers can be seen performing various drills, on horseback and practising fencing techniques.
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