French Revolutionary print, la Tour d’Auvergne, published year ‘8’ – 1800
Printed portrait of Theophile Malo Corret de la Tour d’Auvergne, shown in an aquatint roundel at the top, a panoramic view of the battle of of Oberhausen, 28th June 1800, with captain d’Auvergne being killed by a mounted horseman to the left, the city walls in the distance; below is a lengthy explanation of the event.
Original Etching, and Aquatint by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux (1747-1819), and Charles Francois Gabriel Levachez (fl. 1789-1828), after Jean Duplessis-Bertaux (1747-1819).
Published ‘An 8’, 1800
Frame 48.5 x 38.5cm
Condition: aquatint is good, slight areas of browning along text, displays well.
Theophile Malo Corret de la Tour d’Auvergne was born 23 November 1743 in Carhaix-Plouguer, France, and died 27 June 1800 in Oberhausen, Germany. This event is the subject of the panoramic view below, showing the moment of his death. This was a minor skirmish in the War of the Second Coalition, 1798-1802.