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Charlet, Nicolas Toussaint (1792-1845), a Parisian designer and painter, especially of military subjects. In his youth he was employed at the Mairie as a registrar of recruits, but was dismissed by the Bourbon party for fighting on the Emperor's side in 1814. Entering the studio of Baron Gros, he soon made himself famous by his lithographed designs and drawings and etchings, not only on military subjects, but also on scenes of town and country life, in which he displayed much humour. He had much to do with keeping alive the spirit of Chauvinism (q.v.) in France.