Defeat of the British Army…by 3,600 Militia commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson…Drawn on the Field of Battle…the Year 1815.
By Philibert Louis Debucourt (Fr. 1755-1832)
After the painting by Jean-Hyacinthe Laclotte (active New Orleans 1804-1817, d. C. 1829)
Jean-Hyacinthe Laclotte was an architect, artist and engineer who moved from his native France to New Orleans around 1806. There he opened a school for painting, drawing and architecture where he taught these subjects as well as design. In 1815 Laclotte volunteered in the First Louisiana Militia as an engineer. He was present at the Battle of New Orleans and made sketches of the battle as it took place from which he subsequently produced his original painting of the conflict. The painting, now in the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art, was engraved for publication in France by Philibert-Louis Debucourt and was offered for sale in 1817. Laclotte’s depiction of the battle is considered to be the most accurate.
Condition: Mounted on artist board, closely trimmed with toning. Framed in what is probably its original 19th century frame and eglomise mat. This extremely scarce print is rarely encountered in good condition and this example is considerably above average and quite acceptable even in light of its shortcomings.