Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

“Moscow Burning”

“Moscow Burning”

- 1813

The destruction of Moscow during the French occupation in September 1812 was among the many tragedies of the ill-conceived Russian campaign. Although the fire’s origins have never been proven, it is likely that the Russian army set fire to the city, preferring to burn it down than have it occupied by the French.

Engraving with watercolor and gouache on paper

Images © Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011