Category Archives: Military

Nicolas de Catinat 1637-1712

The son of a magistrate, Catinat was born in Paris . He entered the Gardes Françaises at an early age and distinguished himself at the Siege of Lille in 1667.He became a brigadier ten years later, maréchal de camp in 1680, and lieutenant-general 1688. He served with great credit in the campaigns of 1676–1678 in Flanders during the Franco-Dutch War, and was later employed in the persecution of the Vaudois in 1686. After taking part in the Siege of Philippsburg at the opening of the Nine Years War, he was appointed to command the French troops in the south-eastern theatre of war. In 1691 he crossed into the County of Nice, and captured the towns Nice and Villefranche.

Artist/Engraver: after Johann Georg Wille
Size 22 x 16 cms
Price £18.00


Sir Ralph Abercromby 1734-1801 General

Scottish soldier and politician. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-general in the British Army, was noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars, and served as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland..

Artist: by H.D.Cook after John Hoppner R.A. 1758-1810

Size 28 x 22cm full margin and plate mark

Price £14.00


Archduke Charles of Austria 1771-1847

Archduke Charles Louis John Joseph Laurentius of Austria, Duke of Teschen was an Austrian field-marshal, the third son of Emperor Leopold II and his wife, Maria Luisa of Spain. He was also the younger brother of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor.
Size 9 x 15 cms
Price £14.00


Jules Dumont d’Urville 1790-1842

French explorer and naval officer who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. As a botanist and cartographer he gave his name to several seaweeds, plants and shrubs, and places such as d’Urville Island in New Zealand.
Artist: Alboth
Size 9 x 14 cms
Price £28.00


Hans Rudolf Werdmüller 1614-1677

Hans Rudolf Werdmüller was born in Zurich as the son of the wealthy silk merchant Johann Rudolf Werdmüller, but lost his father when he was only three years old. He received his schooling at the academy in Geneva, where his brother Hans Georg Werdmüller also studied, who later planned Zurich’s third city fortifications as a fortress engineer. Werdmüller later continued his education in Lyon, where he studied fortress construction.
Size 13 x 18 cms
Price £28.00


Georg Wilhelm Baron von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen 1726-1794

General officer of Hanoverian soldiers during the War of the First Coalition who famously led one of the Coalition columns at the Battle of Tourcoing. In 1743 he joined the Hanoverian military service and fought in the War of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years’ War, fighting at Minden and Lutterberg. He led a battalion at Gibraltar in the American Revolutionary War. In the War of the First Coalition he led his soldiers at Valenciennes, Hondschoote, Mouscron, Tourcoing and Tournai. On 11 December 1794 while defending the Bommelerwaard in the Dutch Republic, his hand was taken off by a cannonball and he died shortly afterward.
Size 12 x 20.5 cms
Price £28.00