VASILI VERESHCHAGIN (Russian / 1842-1904)

Vasili Vasilievich Vereshchagin was an important painter of military scenes, who devoted many canvases (and a book) to the topic of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. His name is variously transliterated - sometimes Vassili, Vasilii, or Vasily, sometimes Verestchagin, or Verechtchaguine. Vereschagin was born in Luibez in the district of Cherepovets. He studied art at the St Petersburg Academy, and at the Beaux-Arts, Paris under Gérôme. Having spent most of his life as a war artist, Vereshchagin was killed in the Russo-Japanese war when the Russian flagship Petropavlovsk was sunk by mines at Port Arthur.

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Selected prints by VASILI VERESHCHAGIN

Napoléon en Russie, 1897

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