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Old 03 Oct 07, 17:30
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I feel I must add something from russian side :-)

IMO most impressive battle view is "Battle of Borodino" panoramic painting by Franz Roubaud
Here is the link (sorry, it is too wide to be placed here)
Unfortunately internet can't reproduce its impact - it is really huge - people are depicted in their real size or even more sometimes!

As for more modest (in size of course) paintings there are my favorites:


"Who will win?" by Victor Mazurovski

Certainly greatest russian battle painter Vasili Vereshchagin couldn't miss this period. I picked three of his works.


"Wait! Let' em come closer!" by Vasili Vereshchagin


"Napoleon Near Moscow, Waiting for a Boyar Deputation." by Vasili Vereshchagin


"Bayonets! Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah!" by Vasili Vereshchagin


"Cossacks pursue retreating Frenchmen" by Auguste-Joseph Desarnot. This one is interesting for me because the author depicted his own capture - you can see him laying in the foreground.


"Russian cuirassier in the European Campaign of 1813-1814" by Bogdan Villevalde

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