Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Portrait of a Bavarian Chevaux-Leger Officer.

"... A portrait [by Peter Mayr ,1758-1836] of an unknown hauptmann (captain) of the 4th Royal Chevau-Legers Regiment of Bavarian Army. His uniform corresponds regulation of 1808-1813 (in 1814 it will be modified) but his Austrian Officer Canon Cross for participant of Liberation (anti-Napoleonic) War of 1813-1814 (awardings with this cross took place in late 1815) provides real date of this miniature - after 1815! Besides this badge he bears red ribbon of the award of his quite recent (until spring of 1813) ally, Napoleonic France - of the Order of Legion of Honour."