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Alexander Ivanovitch Sauerweid (1783-1844)

French Army. Chasseurs à Cheval of the Imperial Guard. About 1814. 1814

RCIN 915894

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On Napoleon’s return to France, he began to build up military resources to assert his power. The drawing is traditionally held to represent Marshal Mortier, leader of the respected Imperial Guard, who was forced to miss the Battle of Waterloo due to an attack of sciatica.