This painting is part of the group: Four Battle Scenes

The French General Kellerman (Duc de Valmy) resisted the invading armies under the Duke of Brunswick at Valmy (between Reims and Verdun) on 20 September 1792. This action was a turning-point in the French revolutionary wars.

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 Hanau'. They were damaged in 1848 but restored under the artist's supervision.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1789 - 1863
Full title
The Battle of Valmy
Group
Date made
1826
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
174.6 x 287 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir John Murray Scott, 1914
Inventory number
NG2964
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
1822
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Montmirail'
Painting
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
1824
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Hanau'