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Marechal de l'Empire. E.A.C.J. Mortier. Militaire Français. Engraving c1810

Marechal de l'Empire. E.A.C.J. Mortier. Militaire Français. Engraving c1810

by d'Haudricourt, Ternisien

Edward Adolphus Casimir Joseph Mortier. Marshal Mortier, Duke of Treviso, was respected by all who knew him, and was one of the finest commanders in the French army of Napoleon. In 1835 Mortier was shot dead by the discharge of fire-arms aimed at King Louis-Philippe I, who proclaimed himself 'King of the French'. 

Small antique engraving by Hulk after a drawing by Swebach, for Les Fastes de la Nation Françaises (The Annals of the French Nation), to perpetuate the memory of Hauts Faits militaries, 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.

Fine later hand-colour. Edges of page are soiled and age-discoloured. Below the image, the text has been folded in half horizontally to facilitate mounting. Page size, with descriptive French text below engraving, 273 x 197mm (10 ¾ x 7 7/8 inches). Engraving size 90 x 135mm (approx. 3.5 x 5.25 inches).

Stock Number: apFrenchPrice: $40.00