I adore this painting, "Wait! Let' em come nearer!", by Vereshchagin, 1895.
Also by Vereshchagin:
The Night Bivouac of the Great Army--and this is why Napoleon's army all died.
In Defeated Moscow ("Arsonists" or "Shooting in the Kremlin")
There is a horror in Vereshchagin's paintings.
In the Hospital, 1901.
The beginning of modern warfare...
The Doors of Tamerlane, 1873
and yet preserved a world left behind:
Mounted Warrior in Jaipur. c.1881
Jerusalem. Kings' Tombs, 1885.
Solomon's Wall, 1885.