Christian Wilhelm von Faber du Faur
Christian Wilhelm von Faber du Faur (18 August 1780 in Stuttgart – 6 February 1857 in Stuttgart) was a painter and an officer in the army of the Kingdom of Württemberg. He first devoted himself to painting, but subsequently became a soldier, and as a lieutenant in the 25th Division (the Württemberg unit) of the III Corps of Napoleon's Grande Armée, served in the French invasion of Russia, which he sketched as it progressed. His sketches were exhibited in 1816, and subsequently he used them to produce color plates, and then in 1831-44 published some of them, with text, in a work entitled Blatter aus meinem Portefeuille im Laufe des Feldzugs 1812,. His most noteworthy paintings are The Passage of the Beresina, a work of great merit, and The Coffee-House at Wilna. He attained the rank of general in 1849.
- This article incorporates text from the article "FABER DU FAUR, Christian Wilhelm von" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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- With Napoleon in Russia: The Illustrated Memoirs of Major Faber du Faur, 1812, edited and translated by Jonathan North. Published by Greenhill Books, London, 2001.