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24 croquis pittoresques dessinés après nature dans la Russie en 1812.

[BOUND WITH] 28 Plates from Voyage pittoresque et militaire de Villenberg en Prusse jusqu'à Moscou.

Stock Code 99446

Munich, Hermann, 1820-1833.

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Of the utmost rarity . Albrecht Adam (1786-1862) was the official artist of Napoleon's Grand Armée on its Moscow campaign of 1812. He travelled with the IV Corps in a group of cartographers and draughtsmen under Prince Eugène de Beauharnais. He wrote, sketched and painted whilst witnessing the horrors of battles such as Borodino, making it to Moscow before returning home to Munich in December. In Munich he produced numerous large scale canvases as well as engravings from his sketches. The present work is an early and scarce example of Adam's memorable journey across Europe, depicting vast landscape views, river crossings, prisoners of war and military camps.

There are no copies located on WorldCat. The plates from 24 croquis are as follows. They have been collated with the Catalogue des gravures et lithographies composant le fonds de J. M. Hermann (although not bound in the same order).
I. Jachmitzki le 18 juin
II. Episode au bivouac de Pilony
III. Au bord de Niemen le 30 juin
IV. Marche du 4ieme corps de l'armée sur la route de la route de Pilony à Kroni le 1 juillet
V. Convoi d'ambulances en avant de Dokzice le 20 juillet
VI. Episode sur le passage de la Dwina près de Bezenchowitschi le 24 juillet
VII. Transport de prisonniers de guerre russes le 25 juillet
VIII. La garde impériale devant Witepsk le 27 juillet
IX. Repos dans la journée du 28 juillet
X. Un régiment de grenadiers français faisant halte devant Smolensk le 17 août
XI. Camp aux environs de Smolensk le 17 août
XII. Marche des troupes français dans les environs de Snolensk le 17 août
XIII. Aux environs de Smolensk le 17 août
XIV. Quartier-général à Pologhi LE 24 août
XV. Marche de l'armée dans la pleine de Wiazma le 28 août
XVI. Sur la route de Woremiero le 3 septembre
XVII. Avant la bataille de la Moscawa près de Borodino sur le soir du 4 septembre
XVIII. Avant la bataille de Mojaïski le 5 septembre
XIX. Près de Borodino le 6 septembre
XX. Champ de bataille près de la Moscawa le 8 septembre
XXI. Devant Moscou le 29 septembre
XXII. Études des chevaux au bivouac le 24 juillet
XXIII. Convoi des bestiaux
XXIV. Retour de l'artiste

Landscape folio (40 x 54 cm); title-page with portrait of the artist and 24 lithographs mounted on thick paper, bound with a further 28 plates from a later work, some minor stains but overall very clean, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.; contemporary red morocco gilt, with gilt lettering to upper cover, edges rubbed and corners bumped.

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