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- Object: Bonaparte eccitato dal naturale suo oroglio di conquistare entrò con numerosi eserciti in Russia...
The retreat from Russia; Napoleon swathed in a fur cloak, riding with a companion in a sled drawn by four horses from left to right across a barren, snow-covered landscape, with a few haggard men on horseback riding alongside and a few exhausted foot-soldiers, two men lying dead in the left foreground, a gun-barrel and eagle abandoned to right; Italian copy of a print by John Hassell
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Height: 335 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 440 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is a copy of a plate engraved by John Hassell after John Masey Wright in 1813 (see 1917,1208.3421 for original print).
The unknown draughtsman mentioned in the inscription ('Clement Inv.') is the result of the copyist mistaking the publication address lettered on the original ('11 Clements Inn') for an artist's name.
- Not on display
- Associated events
Associated Event: Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815
Associated Event: French invasion of Russia 1812-1813
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- Acquisition notes
- This was part of lot 290 in the 1925 Crawford sale; unsold and subsequently presented to the BM.
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