This is a rare and commanding engraving. Napoleon is in clouds, looking upwards. He is surrounded by 38 stars with names of his battles. The military career of Napoleon Bonaparte spanned over 20 years. As emperor, he led the French Armies in the Napoleonic Wars. He is widely regarded as a military genius and one of the finest commanders in world history. He fought 60 battles, losing only seven, mostly at the end. The great French dominion collapsed rapidly after the disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812. Napoleon was defeated in 1814; he returned and was finally defeated in 1815 at Waterloo. He spent his remaining days in British custody on the remote island of St. Helena.
Dimensions: 12 3/4" by 9 3/4"; With margins 15 3/4" by 12".
Condition: Slight yellowing of the paper, mild creasing. Uneven edges of outer margins, with left lower margin corner has had the end of the corner torn off.
Provenance: The Old Print Gallery through Louis Gianni.
We are listing seven antique Napoleonic prints - six in color, one black and white - that we recently purchased. If you are interested in several, we combine shipping and give discounts for multiple purchases.
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