Found this unknown image of an action during the War of Liberation (I believe). Any takers as to the location and battle concerned?
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Another Questionable Image
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The Prussian persuit at Belle Alliance, a drummer was mounted on a train horse to cause more panic for the French.
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I’d go along with that, it certainly fits his style. The figure on the right is a hornist. If they are supposed to be from the same unit then the voltigeur company. It’s worth noting how they don’t follow the Bardin regulations. The habit vestes are correctly in green with what appears to be imperial lace. However, they should be single breasted, not lapelled. The lace on the sleeves The use of swallows nests on the shoulders is from an earlier period. The alternative interpretation is that this is a either a green coated unit, or adopted green coated musicians early, and from an earlier period, say 1809?
The 73rd and 33rd Figures are from Uniforms at Waterloo by Phillip Haythornthwaite. The illustrations were by Jack Cassin-Scott and Michael Chappell
Osprey 257 Napoleon’s Campaigns in Italy, so Richard Hook? Don’t have a copy to hand, but it does look like his work.
Indeed, Cambronne repeatedly denied he said either. Such though is the power of myth making. As a result the illustrations of heroic defence “a là aigle blessée” are legion, although those like this one showing La Garde as prisoners are rare. Yet the statistics tell the true tale and show the value of returning to the primary evidence rather than being swayed by secondary romanticism. For us who are photographic generations, it is worth remembering that these illustrations are all confections. They follow the romantic more than create it. So knowing who, when and for whom they were made, just like all secondary sources, allows us to interpret their subject matter correctly. One only has to visit the souvenir shops of Waterloo, and it is quite clear who has won this battle of romantic legend. Representations of Napoleon and his heroic guard flood the walls and shelves. You can find a Wellington or Butler or two, but a Blücher or victorious Prussian such as this requires a determined and often fruitless search. Hence the need for this thread to identify this image, because it was so rarely illustrated.
hello unfortunately concerning the late Alexander Yéjov (1966-2014) he belongs to these artists like Dionisio Alvarez Cueto or Rick Scollins who left us too early before the 50' years old, he illustrated many Russian and French magazines, use the automatic translation from russian below :
Am looking for any biographical information on these very fine Napoleonic artists:
Anatoly F. Telenik
Any assistance appreciated
Fascinating story! Russian psychological warfare at the command level. I have another contender. Here I am looking for the name of the artist.
Date and Unit is a plus.
I wonder whose idea it was to play to Murat's vanity? It was a brilliant psychological move.
Exceptional work and another problem solved!