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Passage de la Bérézina.
Passage de la Bérézina.
L. Marin. Marin del. Lith. de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"), with very large margins.
On the Retreat from Moscow in 1812, Napoleon's army was trapped by the Berezina River. A swiftly-constructed pontoon bridge allowed Napoleon and his generals to cross, but many ordinary soldiers perished tryring to swim the icy waters after Napoleon ordered the bridge to be burned to stop the chasing Russian army. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55861]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoléon.
Napoléon.
Cl. Leclerc. J. Lith. de Villain.
A Paris, chez Lemiere, M.d d'Estampes, rue du Remart, S.t H.re No 4 [n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph. Printed area 380 x 240mm (15 x 9½"), with large margins. Repaired tear. Nicks to edges of paper.
A half-length portrait of Napoleon in uniform, with a vignette of an eagle and snake on his tomb on St Helena.
[Ref: 56148]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Map of the Island of Elba. Porto Ferrajo.
Map of the Island of Elba. Porto Ferrajo.
Davies sculp.t.
Published by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, 1825.
Coloured aquatint with stipple and line engraving; J. Whatman 1811 watermark. 410 x 285mm (16 x 11¼"). Very large margins on 3 sides.
An engraved map of Elba, an aquatint view of Porto Ferrajo, and an untitled stipple portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, with two examples of his signatures. Published in Robert Bowyer's 'Triumphs in Europe, in the Campaigns of the Years 1812, 1813, 1814 commemorated by a Series of Twelve Views...', which celebrated (prematurely) the end of the Napoleonic Wars. This work was republished the following year as 'An Illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe', and again with an sister publication 'The Campaign of Waterloo' from 1816.
[Ref: 55885]   £180.00  
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[Coronation of Napoleon.] [Title llegible.]
[Coronation of Napoleon.] [Title llegible.]
Courtin, les figures par Adam. Litho: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lthograph. Printed area 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"), with very large margins.
Josephine kneels before the new emperor during the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte at Notre-Dame de Paris (December 2nd, 1804). The scene is based on the famous painting by Jacques-Louis David, completed in 1807. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55884]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Départ de Fontainbleau.
Départ de Fontainbleau.
V. Adam del. Lith: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 290 x 340mm (11½ x 13½"), with very large margins.
Having abdicated, Napoleon is given a tearful send-off by his guard as he leaves the Palace of Fontainbleau for exile on Elba. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55875]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Diner à l'hotel de Ville.
Diner à l'hotel de Ville.
Courtin, les figures par Adam. Lith: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 310 x 375m (12¼ x 18¾"), with very large margins.
Napoleon Bonaparte at a banquet at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, celebrating his marriage to Marie Louise in 1810. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55878]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Retraite de Leipzig.
Retraite de Leipzig.
Grenier del.t. Litho: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 310 x 390mm (12¼ x 15¼"), with very large margins.
Napoleon giving orders to his generals after his defeat at the Battle of Leipzig (16-19th October 1813) begins. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55864]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Hudson Lowe. Lt. General [Facsimile signature].
Hudson Lowe. Lt. General [Facsimile signature].
London, John Murray, Albermarle Street, June 1853.
Rare engraving on india. Plate: 150 x 220mm (6 x 8½") large margins. Some staining on outer margins.
Half-length portrait of Sir Hudson Lowe (1769-1844), a British soldier who served as Governor of St. Helena during Napoleon's imprisonment on the island. Frontispiece to Forsyth's 'Captivity of Napoleon' (3 Vols, 1853)
[Ref: 56087]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of the Mincio River, 1814.] Passage du Mincio.
[Battle of the Mincio River, 1814.] Passage du Mincio.
L. Gudin del. Litho: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 310 x 390mm (12¼ x 15¼"), with very large margins.
A battle in Lombardy, northern Italy, between the French led by Eugène de Beauharnais (son of Napoleon's first wife, Joesphine) and the Austrians under Field Marshal Heinrich von Bellegarde. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55865]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Apothéose.
L'Apothéose.
[after Horace Vernet.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Scarce aquatint. Sheet 505 x 675mm (19¾ x 26½"). Trimmed within plate and into title at bottom. Ink stamp on right.
An engraved version of Horace Vernet's memorial to the death of Napoleon, ''Le Tombeau de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène ou L’apothéose de Napoléon'' painted in 1822. It depicts Napoleon's aides on St Helena, Generals Charles-Tristan Montholon (1783-1853) and Henri-Gatien Bertrand (1773-1844), with Bertrand's family, consoling one another, watched by ghostly figures from Napoleon's armies and Sultan Selim III of Egypt. St Helena is depicted as a rock in a stormy sea, with wreckage representing Napoleon's victories in the sea. Napoleon's grave is adorned with his bicorne hat and sword. The painting was first engraved by Jazet in 1822 with the title 'Le Songe de Bertrand'.
[Ref: 56164]   £480.00  
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Bataille de Ratisbonne.
Bataille de Ratisbonne. Salon 1810.
Gantherat Pinxit. Litho: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 300 x 405mm (11¾ x 16"), with very large margins.
Early in the Battle of Ratisbon (also Battle of Regensburg, 23th April 1809) Napoleon was shot in the ankle. However, because of the distance of the shot, it only caused a bruise. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55867]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Bataille de Rivoli.
Bataille de Rivoli.
C. Vernet. Lit: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 300 x 440mm (11¾ x 17¼"), with large margins.
General Napoleon Bonaparte and his officers on horseback above the Battle of Rivoli (14-15 January 1797), in which Austria's fourth and final attempt to relieve the siege of Mantua failed. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55871]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Retour de Syrie.
Retour de Syrie.
H. Vernet 1823. Lit: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"), with very large margins.
General Napoleon Bonaparte walking back to Egypt after the failed 1799 expedition to Syria. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55872]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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