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Dihl et Guérhard (1781-1824) - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) as First Consul. Hard-Paste Biscuit Porcelain. Paris, France. Circa 1800. 12-1/2" (31.8cm).

Veteran of Waterloo with His Wife, 1850

In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated near the village of Waterloo, just south of Brussels. More specifically: In the huge battlefield there was one farm where his troops just couldn't get through, wave after wave after wave: Hougoumont.

"End of the Battle of Borodino," by Vasily Vereshchagin, 1900.

The Waterloo battlefield was about 1 mile by 2 miles, crowded with savagely fighting men #Waterloo