This is an original 1896 black and white halftone print of the Franco-Swedish General Bernadotte, preparing to retreat his army away from a French advance towards Berlin by building bridges over rivers behind his forces. Prussian soldiers, who held Berlin in great esteem, as it is their nation's capital, refused to retreat.
This 115+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 5.5 inches; 11 x 14 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Woodville, R. Caton. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Horse, Sword, Saber, Shakos, Bicorne, Saddle