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Joachim Murat by Ayhe Joachim Murat by Ayhe
(born March 25, 1767, La Bastide-FortuniŤre, Franceódied October 13, 1815, Pizzo, Calabria)

Born as the son of an innkeeper, nobody but the Fates would imagine that Murat would one day go on to become one of the most dashing cavalry commanders and a king!
Murat was a great soldier, very brave but at the same time an exeptionally vain man. But Napoleon liked him and he became one of Napoleonís most celebrated marshals.
In 1815 he tried to assist Bonaparte during the 100 Days' Campaign by fomenting a revolt in northern Italy, but acted too soon and the attempt failed.
The defeat of Waterloo forced him to try to regain his own kingdom, but he was arrested and shot.


Well, this is my take of Murat, done with pen and pencils.
It took a while, especially while searching for a good reference for his uniform.
He plays a role in my book, and I hope everybody will like it!:blowkiss:
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
He and Ney were the two executed Marshals from Napoleon's Grande Armie.  And he was (briefly) King of Naples.  Good image.
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should be hired by history book publishers to do portraits :)
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