La Tour d'Auvergne 1743-1800 Travel Advertising Poster

$369.00

Genre: Travel
Artist: Emm. Gaillard
Year Printed: 1943
Size: 18.25 x 22 3/8"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original linen backed La Tour d'Auvergne 1743 - 1800 poster, Paris, 1943. A- condition with touch-up in the lowest banner. La Tour d'Auvergne was a French noble family. Its senior branch, extinct in 1501, held the titles of count of Auvergne and count of Boulogne for about half a century. Its junior branch, extinct in 1802, held the title of duke of Bouillon since 1594 and the titles of duke of Albert and duke of Château-Thierry since 1651. The name was also adopted by the famous soldier Théophile Corret de la Tour d'Auvergne, who was descended from an illegitimate branch of the family. Théophile Corret de la Tour d'Auvergne was born in 1743 and died in 1800. He was French officer named by Napoleon "first grenadier of France". In 1800 Napoleon ordered, "His name is to be kept on the pay list and roll of his company. It will be called at all parades and a non-commissioned officer will reply, 'Mort au champ d'honneur.' " This custom, with little variation, is still observed in the 46th regiment on all occasions when the color is taken on parade. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted and in very good condition.

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