1812, Part 18

Here is a set of paintings, etchings, cartoons, describing the enormity of Napoleon’s defeat and the horror of his army’s retreat from the Russian campaign.

Napoleon orders the execution of partisans, by Alexander Apsit.

Napoleon orders the execution of partisans, by Alexander Apsit.

Execution, by Vasily Vereshchagin.

Execution, by Vasily Vereshchagin.

Let us pass! by Vasily Vereshchagin.

Let us pass! by Vasily Vereshchagin.

Denis Davydov, the partisan, by Alexander Apsit.

Denis Davydov, the partisan, by Alexander Apsit.

The captured French, by Illarion Pryanishnikov.(1873).

The captured French, by Illarion Pryanishnikov.(1873).

Stragglers, by Alexander Apsit.

Stragglers, by Alexander Apsit.

Hussar in the snow, by Wojciech Kossak.

Hussar in the snow, by Wojciech Kossak.

A retreating Frenchman, by Casimir Pulaski.

A retreating Frenchman, by Casimir Pulaski.

Retreat from Russia, by Théodore Géricault.

Retreat from Russia, by Théodore Géricault.

Retreat of the French from Moscow, by Yanuarii Sukhodolsky.

Retreat of the French from Moscow, by Januarius Sukhodolsky.

Two French hussars, by Wojciech Kossak.

Two French hussars, by Wojciech Kossak.

Return, by Jerzy Kossak.

Return, by Jerzy Kossak.

Deep in thought, 1812, by Wojciech Kossak.

Deep in thought, 1812, by Wojciech Kossak.

The flight of the French with families from Russia, by Bogdan Willewalde.

The flight of the French with families from Russia, by Bogdan Willewalde.

Making dinner ready, by Alexander Apsit.

Making dinner ready, by Alexander Apsit.

A hard road, by Jan Chełmiński.

A hard road, by Jan Chełmiński.

On the road, by Jan Chełmiński.

On the road, by Jan Chełmiński.

Retreat from Smolensk, by Adolph Northen.

Retreat from Smolensk, by Adolph Northen.

Retreat of Napoleon from Russia, by Jerzy Kossak.

Retreat of Napoleon from Russia, by Jerzy Kossak.

 

[Translated excerpts from КНИЖКА С КАРТИНКАМИ.]

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