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This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Antique bronze bas relief - general Jean Baptiste Kleber - Grande Armée France - after sculptor David d’Angers - late 19th century.After the French sculptor and engraver-medailleur David d'Angers (1788-1856). Reasonable condition - a fixed small hole as visible in the foto`s!Jean-Baptiste Kléber (9 March 1753 – 14 June 1800) was a French general during the French Revolutionary Wars. His military career started in Habsburg service, but his plebeian ancestry hindered his opportunities. Eventually, he volunteered for the French Army in 1792 and quickly rose through the ranks.Kléber served in the Rhineland during the War of the First Coalition, and also suppressed the Vendee Revolt. He retired to private life in the peaceful interim after the Treaty of Campo Formio, but returned to military service to accompany Napoleon in the Egyptian Campaign in 1798–99. When Napoleon left Egypt to return to Paris, he appointed Kléber as commander of the French forces. He was assassinated by a student in Cairo in 1800.A trained architect, Kléber, in times of peace, designed a number of buildings. 20530993

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