NAPOLEON SPARROW IN MOSCOW

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Napoleon Sparrow

pencil, ink 

The Appearance of sparrows has something similar with the image of Napoleon- gestures, clothing, belly, height …

What did Napoleon look like?

He was skinny when he was young, he starting getting fatter around 35, and in his forties he was nearly obese. Before he died, he lost almost all of his weight.  The reason he became so fat was sickness, he always had a fragile health.  Napoleon wasn’t particulary short, that’s British propaganda.


Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated at Fontainebleau, by Paul Delaroche, 1845

Napoleon enters Moscow

One week after winning a bloody victory over the Russian army at the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée enters the city of Moscow, only to find the population evacuated and the Russian army retreated again. Moscow was the goal of the invasion, but the deserted city held no czarist officials to sue for peace and no great stores of food or supplies to reward the French soldiers for their long march. Then, just after midnight, fires broke out across the city, apparently set by Russian patriots, leaving Napoleon’s massive army with no means to survive the coming Russian winter.

After waiting a month for a surrender that never came, Napoleon was forced to lead his starving army out of the ruined city.

With Europe emboldened by his catastrophic failure in Russia, an allied force rose up to defeat Napoleon in 1814. Exiled to the island of Elba, he escaped to France in early 1815 and raised a new army that enjoyed fleeting success before its crushing defeat at Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon was then exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, where he died six years later.

 

Here i drew a variant of reincarnation of the Napoleon Bonaparte as a sparrow. Now he has another chance to shit in Moscow.

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