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Horace Vernet
Birth: Jun. 30, 1789
Paris, France
Death: Jan. 17, 1863
Paris, France

Painter. He had a long career during which he was known for depicting military themes. Born Emile Jean-Horace Vernet (appropriately enough, in the Louvre), the son and grandson of noted artists, he became known early-on both for the realism of his paintings and the speed with which he could produce them. A supporter of Napoleon, he gained note for his glorification of the Emperor, but over his long career he proved himself able to adapt to whatever regime was in power at the time. During the Bourbon Restoration of 1814 to 1830 he received numerous commissions from the future King Louis-Philippe, while his studio became a center of political machinations and an artistic gathering place. He continued his work thru Louis-Philippe's reign of 1830 to 1848, his battle scenes from Algeria being considered especially noteworthy, then with the fall of the Monarchy he moved on to serving Napoleon III. Vernet traveled with the French Army during the Crimean War of the mid-1850s, and was to produce paintings of the Battle of Alma and other conflicts. Today, his work hangs in several important museums, while he also has an ongoing fictional life as Sherlock Holmes stated that his grandmother was a sister of the French painter Vernet, though he failed to specify whether he meant Horace or his father Carle. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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  Carle Vernet (1758 - 1835)
 
Burial:
Cimetiere de Montmartre
Paris
City of Paris
Īle-de-France, France
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Sep 13, 2010
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Horace Vernet
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Horace Vernet
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Horace Vernet
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