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Fine classical Military Memorial of Heroism in Battle. c1810

Fine classical Military Memorial of Heroism in Battle. c1810

by d'Haudricourt, Ternisien

Antique Print of memorial commemorating Imperial Guard Cavalry and Colonel-Major Francois-Louis de Morland (11 Aout 1771. Died 2 December 1805).

Small antique engraving after Louis LaFitte, with descriptive text below, for Les Fastes de la Nation Française (The Annals of the French Nation), to perpetuate the memory of Hauts Faits militaires, les Trait de vertus civiques, ainsi que les Actions memorable des Membres de la Legion-d’Honneur, (illustrating great military achievements and civic feats of bravery), published in Paris circa 1804-1816 by Monsieur Ternisien d’Haudricourt.

The Legion of Honour, a military and civil order of merit, was the premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon to honour for war services, and extraordinary military bravery and service in times of war. The award of the Legion of Honour automatically carried with it the Croix de Guerre (Military Cross), the highest French military medal.

Original engraving with later hand-colour. (Over 200 years old.. with age-related soiling.)
Engraving: 4 x 5.5 inches (10 x 14 cm). Full page size: 11 x 8 inches (28 x 20 cm).

Stock Number: apFB22Price: $95.00