This is an original 1896 black and white halftone print of the remains of Napoleon's Grande Armée retreating from a burning Moscow after the Russians set the city alight instead of let French army find shelter there from the Russian winter. Considered the turning point in the Napoleonic Wars, the Russian campaign resulted in the destruction of Napoleon's army. Of nearly 700,000 men who entered Russia in the spring of 1812, only 22,000 remained with Napoleon as they crossed they left Russian soil.
This 115+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4.5 inches; 14 x 11 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Woodville, R. Caton. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Shakos, Musket, Soliders, Armies, Sabers, Swords, Bayonet, Horse, Bicorne