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This is an original 1906 black and white halftone print of a portrait of General Józef Grzegorz Chłopicki (1771-1854). He began his military career in 1785 and fought for Poland in the Uprising of 1794 against the Russian Empire and Prussia. He also commanded the 1st Vistulan Regiment during the War of the Fourth Coalition (Part of the Napoleonic Wars), where he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. He later accepted the dictatorship during the November Uprising of 1830-31, but resigned from the position after a few months.
This 105+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso.
Learn more about the history of Poland with this collection of prints from 1906 of portraits of prominent Polish military leaders, political activists, poets, and historians that Period Paper is pleased to present. Featuring many of the leading figures from the Napoleonic Wars, the Polish-Russian War of 1792, the Kosciuszko Uprising of 1794, the November Uprising of 1830-31, the January Uprising of 1863-1864, this collection is perfect for European history buffs! To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
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