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A Droitte – Antique Engraving of an 18th Century Soldier in Red Uniform

Elegant beautifully hand colored copperplate engraving of a soldier in a red uniform standing at attention and carrying a rifle with a bayonette.  We believe it may represent one of the 100 Suisses, the Swiss guards who protected French royalty.  The text reads “A Droitte” and it has the plate number 22.  There is a signature line lower left which we are unable to make out, but we can see the date 1756.