|Documents - Historical|
|Realisation Price||390.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Manuscripts / Lot 42
French Revolution/French Republic/Napoleonic Wars -- Military Discharge Papers, and a Low and High Relief Bronze of Napoleon at Group of four documents granting military leave or discharge, naming injuries or other cause, with numerous signatures of officers who made up the administration counsels for the various regiments/brigades. Various sizes, two with attractive red wax seals, one with embossed seal of the French Republic, and one with Napoleon's royal coat of arms. The documents are for: a rifleman in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, 1793 (Year 2 of the French Republic, which lasted from 1792-1804); a lieutenant in the 68th Brigade of Infantry, 1794 (Year 3 of the Republic); and a rifleman in the 86th Infantry and Line Demi-Brigade, 1800 (year 9 of the Republic). The fourth document is for a soldier in the 50th Infantry and Line Regiment, 1814, given leave by a July 26, 1814 order of the Minister of War (after Napoleon's exile to Elba). Verso has numerous notations, one of which, dated Dec. 24, 1814, authorizes the soldier to rejoin his regiment. The latter document has one tape repair at lower edge of vertical fold. Document are in overall very good condition Accompanied by a low and high relief bronze, 4 x 8¼", on a slightly larger wooden mount, engraved by Chardigny (1757-1813) after Gerard (1770-1837). With a scene from the Battle of Austerlitz (Dec. 2, 1805), showing General Rapp arriving to tell Napoleon about the defeat of the Russian Imperial Guard. Also with a document signed at Versailles, Nov. 23, 1776, by Claude Louis, Compte de Saint Germain, Minister of War for Louis XVI from 1775-77, appointing S. Pierre Corneille as Lieutenant of Dragoons in the Legion of Dauphiné. Saint Germain signed Louis' name then drew a line down to his own name, showing that he was signing for the King. An attractive document.