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Marshal Davout portrait engraving Napoleonic engraving

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Original antique military / naval print


Davoust, marechal d'Empire' Portrait of Louis Nicolas Davout, Duke of Auerstaedt, Prince d'Eckmehl, (1770-1823). Davout was a Marshal of the Empire during the Napoleonic Era. His prodigious talent for war along with his reputation as a stern disciplinarian, earned him the title "The Iron Marshal". He is ranked along with Massena and Lannes as one of Napoleon's finest commanders. During his lifetime, Davout's name was commonly spelled Davoust, which is how it appears on the Arc de Triomphe.

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artist Lacoste after R De Moraine
method Wood-engraving with original hand-colouring
date C1845
size 255mm by 160mm (sheet)
SKU MN4174