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Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: Four Battle scenes
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Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet. 1789 - 1863
The following paintings are part of the group: Four Battle Scenes.

Horace Vernet was the grandson of Claude-Joseph Vernet. He studied under his father Carle, also a painter. He exhibited at the Salon from 1812. From 1828 to 1835 he was Director of the French Academy in Rome. He enjoyed the patronage of the duc d'Orléans, later King Louis-Philippe, who commissioned, for example, several battle scenes.

Biography: HERE


Self-Portrait with Pipe (1835)



The Battle of Jemappes
1821, Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet



On 6 November 1792 Dumouriez defeated the Austrians under the Duke of Saxe-Teschen and Clerfayt at Jemappes, near Mons. This led to the French occupation of Belgium.



The Battle of Valmy
1826, Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet



The French General Kellerman (Duc de Valmy) resisted the invading armies under the Duke of Brunswick at Valmy (between Reims and Verdun) on 20 September 1792. This action was a turning-point in the French revolutionary wars.



The Battle of Montmirail
1822, Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet



This painting depicts one of Napoleon's last successes in France, when he defeated the Russian General Sacken on 11 February 1814 at Montmirail, near Paris.



The Battle of Hanau
1824, Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet



The Campaign of Leipzig forced Napoleon to retire to the west of the Rhine, in the course of which the French defeated a force of Germans at Hanau, near Frankfurt, on 30 October 1813.
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