image credit Yale Center for British Art | Licence: Public DomainYale Center for British Art
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Sketch of the Appearance of the Russian Army, 152,000 Men at the Grand Review, September 10, 1815

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Description

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Sketch of the Appearance of the Russion Army 152, 000 men at the Grand Review"; inscribed in graphite, verso: [...].

Medium: Pen and brown ink and brown wash on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper

Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Location

Vertus, Blancs-Coteaux, France

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Tww Comment

On August 29 (September 10), 1815, the Russian Army paraded in the Champagne plain near Vertus; more than 150,000 men and 600 guns were involved in the show-parade.