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The Retreat from Moscow - Frederick Weekes (1833-1920)
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The Retreat from Moscow - Frederick Weekes (1833-1920)

Measurements: Overall: 30cm (12in) x 43cm (17in)



Watercolour on paper.  A French cuirassier kneeling beside his exhausted and emaciated charger in a blizzard during Napoleon’s disastrous withdrawal from the Russian capital. Framed and glazed.

Frederick Weekes (1833-1920) was the son of the prominent Victorian sculptor, Henry Weeks, and was a well regarded painter and designer. He established a long partnership with the architect William Burges, working with him on many of his major commissions, including Cardiff Castle for the Marquess of Bute and Burges's fantasy home in Kensington, The Tower House.