1789 - 1863
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.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN