The thunderstorm of 1812 stirred up the patriotic feelings of the Russian people. Kiprensky, like everyone else, experienced a spiritual upsurge in the war years, taking to heart the vicissitudes of military operations. March 31, 1814 in his album for the draft appears a triumphant exclamation: “Paris is taken!”
During this period, the artist almost did not touch the brush, his main artistic tool was a pencil. His acquaintances, friends, friends, dressed in military uniform, one by one went to war. Among them were K. Batiushkov, V. Zhukovsky, the closest comrade A. Tomilov, many others.