Auguste Raffet. Marshall Ney and Grognard Presenting Weapons, two drawings

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Auguste RAFFET (1804-1860)

"Le Maréchal Ney à la redoute de Kovno (1812)" (Marshall Ney Fearing Kovno)
"Grognard présentant les armes" (Grognard Presenting Weapons)

Two ink and wash drawings
Signed lower right
Presented under glass panel within gilt frame

Height: 12 cm (4-2/3 in.) - Width: 10 cm (4 in.)
Height: 21 cm (8-1/4 in.) - Width: 11,5 cm (4-1/2 in.)

This famous drawing, which illustrates Napoleon’s episode at Norvins, depicted as "Brave des Braves" (the bravest of the brave) with rear guard of the Grand army during the retreat from Russia.
Ney proofed himself as exceptionally brave during this retreat, fighting often on foot as a simple soldier. This is the moment Raffet depicted.

Reference work: The oil on canvas adapting this composition is exhibited at the Louvre.

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