French school of the 19th century. "Portrait...

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French school of the 19th century. "Portrait...

French school of the 19th century. "Portrait of the camp marshal Baron GRESSOT" Canvas marouflée on oval view panel. 67 x 57 Gold frame with cartridge. A.B.E. The general wears in saltire the Commander's crosses of the Order of St. Henri of Saxony and the Military Merit of Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, as well as the Legion of Honour. Biography: François Fidèle GRESSOT (1770-1848) Volunteered as a cadet in 1785 in the regiment stationed in Schönau, (Rhineland-Palatinate) and a convinced Republican, François-Joseph Gressot was appointed lieutenant in 1792. He was freed from the Rhine armies in February 1793 and was promoted to captain in 1795, and aide-de-camp to General Schérer. He commanded his troops with courage, participating in the main military campaigns led by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796. Decorated with the Legion of Honour in 1804, he was raised to the title of Baron of the Empire in 1808. After a courageous conduct after the Battle of Moskowa in 1812, he was promoted to Brigadier General on December 21, 1812. He was made Commander of the Legion of Honour on 23 August 1814. In 1816, he was installed and placed in an infantry regiment in the Royal Army, as Inspector General and promoted to Major General of the Royal Guard in 1823.
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