George Jones Battle of Borodino exhibited 1829

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Artist
George Jones 1786–1869
Title
Battle of Borodino
Date Exhibited 1829
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1219 x 2134 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Reference
N00391
Not on display

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The battle of Borodino was fought outside Moscow on 7 September 1812. It was the last action before Napoleon’s army entered the city on 14 September. Here, Napoleon stands in the right foreground, alongside his famous horse, Marengo. His cavalry commander, Marshal Murat, is to the left. In the distance, the French attack Kutuzov’s Russian army. Their triumph was short-lived as Moscow was burned by the Russians and the French would soon endure their terrible retreat through the winter snows.

May 2007

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