Charles Prince de SchwarzenbergGeneral Major au Service de S.M.I.R. et Chevalier de l'ordre milit. de M. Therese
Publié à Vienne chez Artaria et Comp.
Fine & scarce mezzotint, platemark 520 x 335mm (20½ x 13¼"). Very large margins on 3 sides. Staining and repaired tears around title area; one tear into title area and just above. Very scarce.
Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (1771-1820), Austrian field marshal. He entered the imperial cavalary in 1788, and due to his bravery he rose to become Major in 1792. In 1796 (shortly before this print was made) he was raised to the rank of General Major following his victories over the French in the battles of Amberg and Würzberg (present-day Germany). In 1804 he was created the Fürst zu Schwarzenberg and a year later after cutting his way thought the hostile lines at Ulm, he received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Maria Theresa and later in 1809 he was awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece. After a portrait by August Friedrich Oelenheinz (1745-1804), German painter also active in Switzerland and France, and published by the leading Vienna publisher Artaria.
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