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NAPOLEON EN ROUTE TO WARSAW

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NAPOLEON EN ROUTE TO WARSAW

Made by: Jan van Chelminski

Currently in storage


About this object

The painting depicts Napoleon on the way to Warsaw. A procession of soldiers winds down a snowy hill on the left, with a stand of trees on the right. At the front of the procession are two officers in uniforms with red coats, white pants, and tall hats. They are mounted on brown horses. On the far right an officer riding a dappled gray horse points to the left. Behind the soldiers is a carriage drawn by four white horses in which Napoleon rides. His head can be seen inside the carriage. Other soldiers flank the carriage, and still others can be seen in the far distance, following the carriage. The season is winter with snow on the ground and a cloudy sky.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
NAPOLEON EN ROUTE TO WARSAW
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Poland
Date made:
Late 19th c.-Early 20th c.
Size:
55.9 × 101.6 cm (22 × 40 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.118
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; LABEL Signed lower right: Ian V. Chelminski; Label on frame: En Route pour Varsovie
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1978