Well, a new month has arrived so some new images. First, Gen Mathieu Dumas at the Pont du Clausen. I am not familiar with this action. Next, British 10th Hussars and 3rd Dragoons. Last, a fine looking British corporal. Lots of Brits in this batch. Looking for a description of the action in the first instance and the artists in the other three. Any takers?
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Regarding General Alexandre Dumas at the bridge of Klausen, Gallagher in his biography (p.91) quotes Joubert;
" Dumas with the officers of his staff and about thirty dragoons were harassed by enemy fire from a redoubt. They crossed the Isarco under that heavy fire. I must mention the conduct of General Dumas, who charged at the head of his cavalry and killed many enemy cavalryman with his own hand. His courage contributed greatly to the success of the day. He received two light wounds sabre wounds in the engagement when he resisted alone the Austrian cavalry on the bridge [at Klausen]." [24 March 1797]
Apparently he used his dead horse as an obstacle to block the enemy advance. The bridge was only wide enough for 2 or 3 men to cross abreast. Predictably the Austrians called him the Schwartz Teufel (Black Devil, p.90).
So the image is just lacking a dead horse and some Austrian cavalry.
I'd guess Naples under Joseph.
Another answer, another image. This one has me stumped. Just what nationality of four-pounder crew do we have here? I was tempted to say French, but the uniforms just don't match.
Here an interesting short article about Dumas
Also this story is quite amusing
Fast action. So Dumas' fight took place in Luxembourg? As for the Sgt, I thought the sleeve embroidery was little out of place, but he looked so good. Thanks guys. The two cavalrymen come from BritishBattles.com , which will give good examples of participating units, but rarely names the artists.
The British corporal is in fact a colour sergeant. His coatee is as it was used in the 1830ies, while his cap is 1812 and his legwear early 19th Century.