Posted on 08/14/2013

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P7060011ac Vast Russian Army War Gallery 1812

P7060011ac Vast Russian Army War Gallery 1812
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Gallery dedicated to the victory of Russian army over Napoleon; It was built by Karl Rossi and unveiled on the anniversary of the exile of Napoleon in Russia, 25 December 1826, in the presence of the Imperial Court, generals, officers and soldiers who were awarded for their participation in the war of 1812 and in foreign campaigns of the Russian army in 1813-14; Placed on its walls painted portraits by George Dawe 332 generals, members of the war in 1812 and foreign campaigns of 1813-1814; In addition, the gallery has a portrait of Emperor Alexander I and King of Prussia, Frederick III of F. Kruger, a portrait of Emperor Franz I of Austria by P. Kraft; The prototype served as one of the gallery rooms of Windsor Palace in memory of the Battle of Waterloo, in which were focused portraits of the participants of Battle of Nations; Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage.

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