18 January 2012

"In 1812". Russia

"Episode of the war of 1812" (1874) / Illarion Pryanishnikov (1840 - 1894) / The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow. Russia.

"1812. aastal" / I. Prjanišnikov / Tretjakovi Galerii. Moskva.

"В 1812 году" (1874) / Иллариoн Прянишников (1840 - 1894) / Государственная Третьяковская галерея.

Postcard, 1974.
My collection.

* Illarion Pryanishnikov was a Russian painter, one of the founders of the Peredvizhniki artistic cooperative.

* The French invasion of Russia of 1812 (also known as the Patriotic War of 1812, Russian:
Отечественная война 1812 года) was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars.... A saying arose that the Generals Janvier and Fevrier (January and February) defeated Napoleon, alluding to the Russian Winter. ... Napoleon's invasion of Russia is listed among the most lethal military operations in world history. - Wikipedia.

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