Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

“Surrender of the City of Ulm”

“Surrender of the City of Ulm”

Carle Vernet - c. 1806-17

On October 20,1805, the Austrian forces, forming part of the Third Coalition with England, Naples and Russia, surrendered to Napoléon. He took 33,000 prisoners and captured 60 cannons and 40 flags. A month later, Napoléon entered Vienna, without opposition or fanfare. His resounding defeat of the Russian army at Austerlitz on December 2, 1805, spelled the end of the coalition.

Sepia on paper

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