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Ulrich Rotach fighting the Austrians: P.2183-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Ulrich Rotach fighting the Austrians


Printmaker: Girardet, Abraham-Louis
Draughtsman: Girardet, Abraham (After)



Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1790 - 1820

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Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 217 mm Width 255 mm
Sheet Height 238 mm Width 276 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ab: Girardet del.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Ab: Ls: Girardet Sculp:
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Un Apenzellois, nommé Ulrich-Rotach, poursuivit dans un combat les Autrichiens avec tant de chaleur qu'il s'éloigna de ses camarades, / & se vit entouré dans le Rhinthal, par un peloton de douze ennemis auprès d un chalet. Dans cette position désespérée, Rotach s'a / =dossa contre le chalet, étendit avec sa hallebarde cinq Allemands morts à ses pieds, tandis que les autres mettaient le feu à ce bâtiment; / il continua derriere cet espéce de parapet, à se défendre contre les sept restants avec une valeur héroïque jusqu' à-ce qu'il fut aveuglé par la fumée, & écrasé par la chute du toit embrasé. Voyez Walser, dans sa chronique d'Appenzel, pag: 226.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2183-1991
Primary reference Number: 95307
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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