National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1266
Subject/Title:
Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow
Artist:Painter, Richard
Date Created:late 1980s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 45
Image Dimensions:34 x 41
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented: 9 February 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Napoleon is shown riding a white horse and leading his men, some on black horses, some walking, away from the Russian front in the snow. He is wearing a long winter coat and a hat typical of most portraits of Napoleon. He has his right hand tucked into the fron of his coat.
History of Work:A commissioned work by local artist Richard Painter.
Notes:Dr. Phillip Harsh (in other portraits) was a tent boy or assistant to Napoleon during the Russian campaign.

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