Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Angel of Death
Oil on canvas, 146 x 113 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Vernet, Horace (1789 - 1863)
He was one of the most prolific of French military painters, specializing in scenes of the Napoleonic era.
He remained an ardent Bonapartist, and his chief work was the huge Gallery of Battles at Versailles, painted for Louis Philippe.
He also did animal and Oriental subjects.
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