Cossack on Horseback
Cavalry in the 1812 Campaign
A Kirghiz Gathering
Horse Watering at the Edge of a Battlefield
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Nikolai Nikolaevich Karazin ( Kharkov 1842 - Gatchina 1908 )
Military themes dominated Karazin’s work throughout his career, from large-scale history paintings to more intimate depictions of individual soldiers. At the age of twenty, he graduated from the Moscow Cadet School and stayed in the army for nine years, taking a two year hiatus in order to attend the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. He retired from military service in 1871, having experienced a number of military campaigns in a career for which he was officially recognised and rewarded for his exceptional bravery.