Russian & French Marshals of 1812

Field Marshal Mikhail Kutozov and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, leading players of the French Invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 and in France as the Russian Campaign.

(Objects vary in sizes but all were modeled in polymer clay, 1989-90, held in place on a threaded rod attached to a base of velour covered wood holding a representative number of manufactured military figures corresponding to the specific marshal’s historic strength. Click on the thumbnails to learn about each Marshal.)

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French Armies of 1812. Photograph by David Emery was published in Puppetry A World History by Eileen Blumenthal, Abrams Publishers, 2005 (pictured above).