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Adolph Northen (also credited as Adolf Northen,[1] Adolf Northern[2] or Adolph Northern)[3] (6 November 1828 – 28 May 1876) was a German painter. He was born in Münden, Kingdom of Hanover and was a member of Düsseldorf school of painting.[4] Chiefly depicting battle scenes and particularly events of the Napoleonic Wars, Northen's most noted works include

Napoleon's Retreat from Russia which depicts the failure of the 1812 invasion of Russia by Napoleon Prussian Attack at Plancenoit, showing the Prussian divisions of Hiller, Ryssel and Tippelskirch defeating the French Imperial Young Guard, 1st Battalions of the 2nd Grenadiers and 2nd Chasseurs at the Battle of Waterloo.[5]

Northern died in Düsseldorf aged 48.[4] Works[edit]

Prussian Attack at Plancenoit, 1863

Gypsy Caravan

Napoleon's Retreat from Russia

References[edit] Printed sources:

Champlin, John Denison Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, 2005 Krafft, Eva Maria Katalog der Meister des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Hamburger Kunsthalle, 1969

Websites:

Artnet Adolf Northen retrieved 6 July 2007

Notes[edit]

^ Krafft p. 238 ^ Art.com Adolf Northern Gallery retrieved 6 July 2007 ^ Artnet Adolf Northen retrieved 6 July 2007 ^ a b Champlin p. 353 ^ Battle of Waterloo Prussian Army Artwork retrieved 6 July 2007

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 8155568 GND: 117057681 ULAN: 50010912

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