Military gallery of the Borodino battlefield

The monument of M.I. Kutuzov at the command post. The State Borodino Military Historical Museum Reserve

On August 29, the State Borodino Memorial Estate situated near Moscow launched the exhibition Military Gallery of the Borodino Battlefield. The exposition will take places in the Church of Beheading of St. John the Baptist at the Spaso-Borodino Monastery founded by M.M. Tuchkova, the widow of the General A.A. Tuchkov who died in 1812. The exhibition represented 73 portraits of heroes of the Borodino Battle, officers and generals of the Russian army including the glorified commanders of the Patriotic War of 1812. All the works including engravings and lithographs were made in the first half of the 19th century by such artists, as A.G. Ukhtomsky, A.A. Florov, S. Kardelli. Some part of the portraits by T. Wright and G. Dow was created under pictorial originals of the author of the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, English portraitist George Dow. Besides, the exhibition will feature lithographs by the famous artist I.б. Klyukvin and I. Pesotskiy.

The State Borodino Military-Historical Memorial Estate works for more than 170 years. Its history began on August, 26, 1839 when in the presence of Emperor Nicolas I at a 150-thousand army formation and 200 participants of the battle the monument in the memory of heroic defenders of the Fatherland, erected on Kurganniy height under A. Adamini’s project was solemnly consecrated. Today the memorial estate includes about 300 memorable objects, including the Spaso-Borodino Monastery, a house museum of Mother Superior Maria, many monuments and also the building of the museum. One of the priority problems of the memorial complex is the protection and preservation of the reserved territory of the Borodino battlefield.

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