Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht (Amsterdam 1858-1933 The Hague)
Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht (Amsterdam 1858-1933 The Hague)

Terugtocht uit Rusland: the retreat of Napoleons's soldiers out of Russia 1812

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Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht (Amsterdam 1858-1933 The Hague)
Terugtocht uit Rusland: the retreat of Napoleons's soldiers out of Russia 1812
signed 'J. Hoynck v Papendrecht' (lower right); and inscribed with title on a label (attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas
55.5 x 94.5 cm.

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The 2nd Light Horse Lancers of the Imperial Guard, known from their uniforms as the Red Lancers, were formed in September 1810 and consisted mainly from Dutch personnel. The regiment suffered heavy casualties in this Russian campaign. Hoynck shows us the red uniforms and the czapska, the typical headdress for Lancer regiments. In the background horses are resting with lances with their fanions stuck into the ground.

We are grateful to Mr. J.A.C. Bartels for his help in cataloguing the present lot.

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