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Prussian Freikorps and Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation: the Uniform Plates of Friedrich Neumann

The famous “Lipperheide” collection, now belonging to the Kunstbibliothek (art library) in Berlin, contains a collection of 50 water color plates. These were drawn and colored by the uniform artist Friedrich Neumann, a contemporary of the famous uniform researcher Richard Knötel. These images represent Landwehr Freikorps, and Volunteers of the allied armies from the Wars of Liberation of 1813 and 1814. Many of these units wore a variety of uniforms, so even though these images are contemporary, the reader should be careful about applying what is shown here to all units. Neumann was considered a very careful draughtsmen and painter, who reliably reproduced what was in the available the sources -- but he was not alive at the time the uniforms were worn. Many of his water colors are in the famous Vinkhuijzen Collection of the New York Public Library. These images represent the portion of the collection that deal with the Prussian Freikorps and Volunteers.

The images are published here with the captions of the original captions from the Kunstbibliothek in Berlin.

These drawings originally appeared on line in German by our partner, Napoleon Online and are used with permission of the Kunstbibliothek in Berlin. Please note that Markus Stein holds the copyright on all of these images.

 

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Prussian Landwehr by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Ausländer-Bataillon, Elb-Infanterie-Regiment
von Hellwig’sches Freikorps 1813-1815
von Hellwig’sches Freikorps, errichtet im April 1813
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Jäger vom Lützow’schen Freikorps 1813-1815
Tiroler Jäger vom Lützow’schen Freikorps
Reitender Jäger vom Lützow’schen Freikorps
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Volunteer by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Husarenoffizier vom Lützow’schen Freikorps
Freiwilliger Jäger bei der Gardeinfanterie
Freiwilliger Jäger beim 2. Ostpreußischen Infanterie-Regiment
Prussian Volunteer by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Landwehr by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Volunteer  by Friedrich Neumann
Freiwilliger Jäger beim Ostpreußischen Kürassier-Regiment
Offizier beim Freiwilligen Jäger-Detachement des Dragoner-Regiments Königin
Garde-Volontär-Jäger-Eskadron
Prussian Volunteer  by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Volunteer  by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Volunteer  by Friedrich Neumann
Ostpreußisches National-Kavallerie-Regiment, Elite-Eskadron
Pommersches National-Kavallerie-Regiment
Schlesisches National-Kavallerie-Regiment
Prussian Freikorps by Friedrich Neumann
Prussian Volunteer  by Friedrich Neumann
Schlesisches National-Kavallerie-Regiment, Freiwillige Jäger-Eskadron
Elb-National-Husaren-Regiment
   
         

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2007

 

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