“The Wealth and Comfort of the Landowner”

On the night of July 11, 1812, Albrecht Adam with IV Corps, spent the night near the headquarters of the Corps commander, Prince Eugène.  Adam thought the courtyard of the castle there would make a “…fitting subject for a painting… as such buildings are relatively rare in this region.”

In the Courtyard of Holzany Castle,
Headquarters of the Viceroy of Italy
11 July 1812
by Albrecht Adam

In the Courtyard of Holzany Castle,
Headquarters of the Viceroy of Italy
“The castle walls ring living quarters inhabited by an old landowner.  The grounds boast a pretty garden, laid out in the English style, and the castle’s estates are fertile and lush.  There was also a stud farm, boasting excellent Polish stock, and all of this announced to the world the wealth and comfort of the landowner.”

Source:
With Napoleon in Russia: The Illustrated Memoirs of Albrecht Adam, 1812; Edited by Jonathan North

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