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File:Friedrich der Grosse vor der Schlacht bei Torgau.jpg


Deutsch: Friedrich der Große vor der Schlacht bei Torgau (1791) von Bernhard Rode. “Friedrich der Große auf dem Marsch vor der Schlacht bei Torgau, macht mit der Armee Halt, um einen Morast auszufüllen, das Geschütz hinüberzubringen. Der General Ziethen ist neben ihm eingeschlafen. Eine Soldatenfrau kömmt und setzt einen Topf mit Kartoffeln an des Königs Feuer, ohne ihn gewahr zu werden, und bläst in das Feuer, dass ihm Asche ins Gesicht fliegt. Der König lächelt.“ (Katalog der Berliner Akademieausstellung des Jahres 1793)
English: Frederick the Great before the Battle of Torgau (1791) by Bernhard Rode. "Prior to the Battle of Torgau, Frederick the Great halts with his army to fill a swamp in order to bring the cannons across it. Next to him, General Ziethen has fallen asleep. A soldier's wife comes and sets a pot of potatoes on the king's fire without noticing him and blows into the fire so that ash flies into his face. The king smiles." (Catalog of the Exhibition of the Berlin Academy, 1793)
Date Painting: 1791; photo: 2007-11-16
Source Painting in the Bode-Museum Berlin
  • Photo: James Steakley


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