This painting is part of the group: Four Battle Scenes

This painting depicts one of Napoleon's last successes in France, when he defeated the Russian General Sacken on 11 February 1814 at Montmirail, near Paris.

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 Hanau' 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 Montmirail
Group
Date made
1822
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
178.4 x 290.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir John Murray Scott, 1914
Inventory number
NG2965
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
1824
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Hanau'