Oil on canvas, H 55.5 cm, width 46.5 cm, in an old gilded wooden frame, H 73 cm, width 64 cm. It represents a captain of cuirassiers of the Royal Guard in full dress seated in a garden, in a model 1816 uniform, monogrammed and dated lower left "HV 1827".
Very good condition, an old accident filled in the upper left part in the sky.
Horace VERNET, born June 30, 1789 in Paris where he died January 17, 1863, is a French painter, member of the Institut de France. Son of Carle Vernet, grandson of Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), marine painter and of Jean-Michel Moreau the younger (1741-1814). His uncle is the architect Jean-François Chalgrin (1739-1811)1.
Horace Vernet follows in his father's footsteps in military painting, which he specializes in and where he proves to be a brilliant painter.
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