The Russian Campaign

Christian Wilhelm Faber du Faur

1780-1857

Du Faur, a french artillerist, colonel and talented artist, was an eye-witness and participant of 1812 war. His drawings are naturalistic as photos and are invaluable evidence of the events the author was involved. Profound observant spectator can realise the artist's personal attitude to the happenings of this war through the tuned yellow pages.

Franz Alekeevitch Rubo

1856-1928

Vasily Vasilyevich Vereschagin

1842-1904

Peter von Hess

1792-1821

The German artist Peter von Hess performed in the forties of the 19-th century by the special order of Tsar Nikolay I twelve canvases describing different episodes of the Patriotic war. All these canvases are in the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg.

Thanks for some of the pictures on the following site:

Project 1812

http://www.museum.ru/museum/1812/English/index.html

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