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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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All of em are great; nice work men and cudos to MB...mine remains David's portrait of the little Corporal crossing the Alps which for some reason my fricking machine wont download...ah well.

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ps. recommend the following for your pewrusal.....

http://www.napoleonbonaparte.nl/html...paintings.html

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Boy, lots of great stuff here. I think the painting of the Rifles at Corunna is really good among many others
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I too like that one in particular. Great painting.
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NAPOLEON'S DREAM

An unusual picture of Napoleon coming in to land near the white cliffs of Dover.



King's German Legion in action at the Battle of Waterloo
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Thanks Zouave, much clearer.
Is that a steamboat in the background?
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"Der Dook's Dream"

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Napoleon and steamboats

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Thanks Zouave, much clearer.
Is that a steamboat in the background?
Well observed and makes one wonder, but I don't think it is historically possible in the sense that Napoleon and French sea going steamboats were contemporaneous.
IIRC in Britain the Industrial Revolution (IR) had just taken off by the time Napoleon was considering a cross-Channel invasion (around 1800) and steam engines were used in Britain including in boats (but not in the Royal Navy).
In spite of all the brilliance of Napoleonic France the IR occur ed much later and France was much slower off the mark in the employment of steam power.

But then of course this painting is called: 'Napoleon's dream'.
It makes you wonder what would have happened during the Napoleonic naval battles where the wind gauge played such an important role, had the French developed steamships. I wouldn't rule out an invasion like the one depicted here.
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I always loved the one by David with Napoleon on the rearing horse. Recently, however, my guy took me on this crazy couples campout crusade in which we had to force march in the freezing rain with heavy packs just to get to the dang camp site. Along with the other couples, I swear we looked like Napoleon's retreat from Moscow.
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Thanks Zouave, much clearer.
Is that a steamboat in the background?
Nope I think it is just a standard 32ish gun ship fireing a broadside. The smoke is probably where it suffered some damage.
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Poles at Somossierra by Jerzy Kossak.


Prince Józef Poniatowski by Juliusz Kossak


Husar on the snow by Wojciech Kossak


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Mameluks charge by Wojciech Kossak


Vision of Napoleon by Wojciech Kossak
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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!
Impresive, thanks for link.

There is panoramic painting by Kossak, Styka and others. It shows victorius battle of Raclawice during Kosciuszko Insurection 1794 against Russian.


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http://www.zieba.wroclaw.pl/panorama...icka_main.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rac%C5%82awice
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Nope I think it is just a standard 32ish gun ship fireing a broadside. The smoke is probably where it suffered some damage.
That's what I was thinking too.
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Nope I think it is just a standard 32ish gun ship fireing a broadside. The smoke is probably where it suffered some damage.
If you look hard, you can see a chimney stack and what looks like a paddle wheel, look at the smoke just behind Napoleon's head.

Went to Churms site.
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Napoleon's Dream by Mark Churms.

"French domination of Europe could never be assured without Britains defeat. Had he defeated Russia, Napoleon may have been able to launch an invasion of England in 1813. Using American designed paddle steamers".
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...HaydG4Dg&prev=
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Great paintings Barbaross@. Thanks.
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