Prise de Smolensk.
Lithograph, with very large margins. Sheet 444 x 596mm (17½ x 23½"). Tear into lower edge.
The Battle of Smolensk, the first major battle of the French invasion of Russia, which took place on August 16-18, 1812. Napoleon led the Grande Armee against the strong Russian force under Barclay de Tolly; it was a decisive French victory. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
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