Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


The Napoleonic Wars through English eyes

The Napoleonic Wars through English eyes

English engravings - c. 1813-14

These propagandistic English engravings from a larger set depict the horrors of the Grand Army’s retreat from Russia, as well as Napoléon’s flight in disguise. Though slanted, they are not far from the truth. “The Retreat of the French Army from Russia at the Battle of Leipzig”, “Miseries of the French Grand Army” and “Bonaparte’s Flight in Disguise”.

Engraving embellished with watercolor


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011