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The Surrender of
the Austrian Army at Ulm



Early 19th Century copperlate engraving in a Neo-Classical style, colored by hand.


At Ulm on the Danube, in October 1805, Napoleon took the Austrian army of General Karl Mack by surprise. The entire army of 27,000 men surrendered on October 19. There was now nothing to stop Napoleon from continuing on to Vienna.


Napoleon is said to have told General Mack: "I did not intend to fight any but the English until your master came along and provoked me. All empires come to an end."


This engraving was published in 1822 in Ambroise Tardieu's work "Monuments Des Victoires Et Conquêtes Des Français." - It is based on the Bas-relief on the Arc de Triumphe du Carrousel by Artelieu.


Condition: The sheet is has some spotting and soiling. The most consicuous spot within the image is above the heads of the Austrian soldiers on the right. There are also some spots in the margins. There are several


Image Dimensions: 31 X 18 cm (not including outer margins)




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