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Horace Vernet


Horace Vernet

(b Paris, 30 June 1789; d Paris, 17 Jan 1863).

Painter, son of Carle Vernet. He was born in his father’s lodgings at the Palais du Louvre, where his grandfather Joseph Vernet also lived; his maternal grandfather was Jean-Michel Moreau. To these antecedents and influences are ascribed the supreme ease of his public career, his almost incredible facility and his fecundity. His early training in his father’s studio was supplemented by formal academic training with François-André Vincent until 1810, when he competed unsuccessfully for the Prix de Rome. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1812. In 1814 Vernet received the Légion d’honneur for the part he played in the defence of Paris, which he commemorated in the Clichy Gate: The Defence of Paris, 30 March 1814 (1820; Paris, Louvre), a spirited painting that represented a manifesto of Liberal opposition to Restoration oppression.





Portrait of General Pablo Morillo


Judah and Tamar


Portrait de Louise Vernet, fille de l'artiste


The Gate at Clichy


The Last Grenadier of Waterloo


The Battle Below the Hills of Affroun


Portrait Of Lieutenant Colonel, Comte De Thalouet


Cavalier en armure tenant un drapeau




Invalid petitioning Napoleon at the Guards review by the Tuileries Palace in Paris


The Artist's Studio


The Battle of Hanau



The Dog of the Regiment Wounded


The Arab Tale-teller

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