Carle Vernet was a French painter, lithographer and draftsman from a family of artists that included his father, grandfather, uncles, and his son Horace Vernet. Born in Bordeaux, he was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1782 and was approved by the Royal Academy in 1789. Both Carle and Horace Vernet were known for their equestrian and military scenes and painted many pictures of Napoleon. Carle Vernet was also known for his satirical aquatints and lithographed observations of contemporary manners. In addition to his son, another famous pupil of Vernet’s was Theodore Gericault. Vernet’s paintings and prints are in museum collections around the world including the Louvre.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear.
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Kren, Emil and Daniel Marx. Web Gallery of Art. http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/v/vernet/carle/napoleon.html (2 June 2009).