Napoleon during the capture and fire of Moscow in 1812
Napoleon and his Grand Army entered Moscow, on 14 September 1812, the capital erupted in flames that and destroyed two thirds of the city. The fiery devastation had a profound effect on the Grand Army, but for thirty-five days Napoleon stayed, making increasingly desperate efforts to achieve peace with Russia. Then, in October, almost surrounded by the Russians and with winter fast approaching, he abandoned the capital and embarked on a long, bitter retreat that destroyed his army.
drawing with grey wash
295 x 200 cm
A drawing from the 1810-1830 period on watermarked laid paper.
Drawing assigned to 'Roux' by the previous owner.
(Pierre Roux, Paris 19th Century)
- French school, end of the XVIII century - early XIX century
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Napoleon during the capture and fire of Moscow in 1812
- Circa 1812-1830
- Tuschezeichnung mit grauer Waschung
- Nicht signiert
- Guter Zustand
- 295×200×1 mm