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  • Battle of Smolensk on 5 (17) August 1812

    Artist:
    Hess, Peter von. 1792-1871
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    234x356 cm

Hess, Peter von. 1792-1871

Battle of Smolensk on 5 (17) August 1812

Germany, 1846

The painting is a part of the series devoted to the great battles of the Patriotic War of 1812. This one shows a battle that took place on 5 (17) August 1812. In the foreground on the left there is Commander of the 1st Army, General Mikhail Barclay de Tolly (sitting near the tree), Chief of his Staff General Alexey Ermolov (standing nearby, with a map in his hands), Cossack Ataman of the Don Army General Matvey Platov, and General Nikolay Rayevsky. Next to them there are their adjutants and batmen. To the left of the tree, the artillery is firing at the French troops across the Dnieper. Commander of Artillery is General Alexander Kutaysov. In the foreground, in the middle and on the right, wounded Russian soldiers and civilians are leaving the city and its suburbs.

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Battle of Smolensk on 5 (17) August 1812

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oil

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234x356 cm

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Originally in the Winter Palace

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ГЭ-5905

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