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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.



The Emperor Napoleon I



Bataille de Friedland, le 14 juin 1807


Bataille de Wagram, le 6 juillet 1809


Bataille d'Iéna, le 14 octobre 1806


Two Soldiers On Horseback


The Battle of Jemappes



The Battle of Montmirail



The Battle of Valmy



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