Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Napoleon Nearly Taken By The Cossacks - 1814.

After the Battle of Brienne, 29 January 1814, Napoleon was nearly taken by the Cossacks. French general Gourgaud saved the life of the Emperor by killing a cossack who tried to transpierce him with his lance.

"The Career of Napoleon, who was advancing to enter the town, was nearly cut short by a Cossack, one of a band who had dashed unawares upon the Emperor's staff, and, singling him" out, charged him with his lance in rest, and was only arrested by a bullet from the pistol of Gourgaud, which brought the daring lancer to the ground.' Bourrienne's Memoirs'"

Napoleon auf den Schlachtfeld von Brienne von Kosaken umzingelt. 1814.
Published by C. G. Lohse (Dresden). McGill University Libraries.
http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/napoleon/search/printsdetail.php?ID=140&doctype=Prints&sitelanguage=english&referer=

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Napoleon's Peril at 'Brienne-Le-Chateau' (ca. 1889) by Robert Alexander Hillingford, 18281904. 51 x 76 cm.
http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_209810/Robert-Alexander-Hillingford/Napoleons-Peril-at-Brienne-le-Chateau

A dynamic work showing Napoleon mounted on his favourite horse Marengo, under a surprise attack from Russian Cossacks.

Other works by same artist: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/artist45612/Robert-Alexander-Hillingford/page-1

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