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Le General d’Hautpoul a Cheval

Le General d’Hautpoul a Cheval original by Edouard Detaille Reproduced here size 30″x40″ by Frank Fell,. Serious Offers in the region of $1850 will be considered

Jean-Joseph Ange d’Hautpoul was a French cavalry general of the Napoleonic wars. Born in an ancient noble family from the Languedoc he entered the French royal army as a volunteer in 1769. After having served in the Corsican legion, he transferred in 1771 to a Dragoon regiment. From 1777 on he served as an officer in the Regiment of the Languedoc and by 1792 he had become its colonel. Despite his noble birth, at the exhortations of his soldiers he was allowed to remain in the French Revolutionary Army. and he served in the 1794-1799 campaigns against the armies of theFirst and CoalitionsIn August 1805 d’Hautpoul was given command of the 2nd division of cuirassiers under Joachim Murat. At Austerlitz d’Hautpoul distinguished himself by breaking the Russian center at the Pratzen heights. Called upon to charge the Russian center after the defeat of the Corps of Marshal Augereau, he was heavily wounded during his third charge. Against the advise of Larrey, he refused to have his leg amputated and he died five days after the battle.

In this a reproduction of the original Detaille painting he is pictured rallying his troops before the battle of Austerlitz and what a magnificent military and equestrian painting this is by Frank Fell a true master and aficionado of military art.

Once again, I must reiterate, this is not the original, unlike 99% of the online galleries we only show the actual work that is available, it’s not a picture of the original and then you receive something entirely different when it finally arrives, this is the painting for sale. Please contact us directly by Email if you would like to discuss details for  the purchase of this painting .