The Battle of Hanau
This painting is part of the group: Four Battle Scenes

The Campaign of Leipzig forced Napoleon to retire to the west of the Rhine, in the course of which the French defeated a force of Germans at Hanau, near Frankfurt, on 30 October 1813.

This is one of four battle scenes painted by Vernet for the duc d'Orléans (later King Louis-Philippe) depicting French successes in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The other three are 'The Battle of Jemappes', 'The Battle of Montmirail' and 'The Battle of Valmy'. They were damaged in 1848 but restored under the artist's supervision.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1789 - 1863
Full title
The Battle of Hanau
Group
Date made
1824
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
174 x 289.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir John Murray Scott, 1914
Inventory number
NG2966
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Four Battle Scenes

Painting
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
1821
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Jemappes'
Painting
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
1826
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Valmy'
Painting
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
1822
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Montmirail'