English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. Fire started on September 14, 1812 in Moscow on the day when Russian troops and most residents abandoned the city and Napoleon's vanguard troops entered the city following the Battle of Borodino. The fire raged until September 18, destroying an estimated three-quarters of Moscow; Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821); Provenance: Private Collection.