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The Consular Guard at Marengo
  • Auguste Raffet (1804 - 1860)
  • The Consular Guard at Marengo
  • c. 1844 - 1845
  • Painting
  • Pencil and watercolour on paper
  • Image size: 9.5 x 13.1 cm
  • Signature: 'Raffet'
  • P744
  • Not on display
Further Reading
  • Engraved in 1845. The grenadiers of the Guard, shown here, were renowned for their fortitude. Napoleon defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo on 14 June 1800. An Austrian cuirassier (heavy cavalryman) lies dead in the foreground.