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.
This excellent battle scene is titled "Battle Of Waterloo", and underneath " W. Scott's Poem, P. 20". The poem is printed underneath the publishing information: "Published and sold April 18, 1816, by Edw Orms, Publisher to H. R. M. the Prince Regent , Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London."
Dimensions: With margins 10 1/8" by 13 1/2".
Condition: Yellowing of the paper, some creasing. Please note that the 'waviness' is from the transparent film over the print under the mat, not a condition issue.
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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