EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCHOOL - VAN GORP'S ENTOURAGE...

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EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCHOOL - VAN GORP'S ENTOURAGE...

EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCHOOL - VAN GORP'S ENTOURAGE
Bust portrait of Benjamin Gault , Baron de Benneval ( 1772 - 1813 ) in the uniform of a brigadier general
OIL ON CANVAS.
34,5 x 29,5 cm
Identified in ink on the back of the frame
Period frame in wood and gilded stucco decorated with shells and palmettes
( Small accidents and missing )
About 1808-1813

Benjamin Gault , baron de Benneval (1772-1813)
He entered the service on September 25, 1791, as a second lieutenant in the 75th infantry regiment, he became a lieutenant on March 16, 1792. He served in the Alps army during the campaigns of 1792 and in the Rhine army in 1793. On 11 September 1793, he was replaced as absent by order of the people's representatives.
On 31 March 1794, he was appointed deputy adjutant-general, and on 30 June 1794, he was reinstated and incorporated into the 13th half-brigade of infantry, and was appointed captain on 19 June 1795. He served successively in the Côtes de Brest and Sambre-et-Meuse armies, before joining the Alps and Italian armies. By order of 25 March 1799, he was transferred to the cavalry, and on 15 April 1799 he was posted as captain to the 10th regiment of dragoons.
On 20 June 1804, he became aide-de-camp to Marshal Bernadotte. He was created a baron of the Empire on 20 July 1808, with an endowment of 4,000 francs, made an officer of the Legion of Honour on 22 November 1808, and a commander of the same order on 23 June 1810.
He was promoted to brigadier general on 6 August 1811. In 1812, he took part in the Russian campaign, and on 22 July 1812, he commanded the 3rd brigade of General Heudelet's 30th division. In 1813, during the German campaign, he found himself locked up in Danzig, and on the 6th April 1813, he succumbed to the fatigue of this war.

Provenance : Family of the Admirals GRASSET and CEILLIER

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