A terrific and large French Napoleonic Hollandais Infantry Handpainted Figure. This is a French Napoleonic figure of an NCO in 3rd Regiment Grenadiers (Hollandais). In 1810, when Holland was annexed by Napoleon, The Royal Guard became the 2nd Grenadiers in the French Old Guard. A few months later, another regiment was raised, which became the 2eme. The Dutchmen then became 'Le 3eme Regiment Grenadiers à Pied de la Garde Imperiale'. On 20 July, they were given their regimental Eagle.
Here is their Record of Engagements
1792: Lille, 1793: Tourcoing, 1795: Armee du Nord, 1796: Armee de Sambre-et-Meuse, 1797: Armee d'Allemange, 1798: Armee de Mayence, 1799: Stokach and Zurich, 1800: Genoa, 1805: Cape Finistere and Trafalgar, 1806: Armee d'Italie, 1807: Armee d'Italie, 1808: Grande Armee, 1809: Essling, Aspern and Wagram, 1812: Polotsk and Berezina, 1813: Dresden and Leipzig, 1814: La Rothiere, 1815: Fleurus and Waterloo.
The detail and painting of the figure is excellent and he comes complete with his musket and sword. In great condition - no damage of wear - would make a great display piece for any collection of Napoleonic militaria. Height of the figure is 16 inches. I have another figure for sale this week – a British (NCO - Cumberland Regiment) - please take a look.
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