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  • Napoleon on a Hunt in the Forest of Compiegne

    Artist:
    Vernet, Carle. 1758-1836
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    131x162,5 cm

Vernet, Carle. 1758-1836

Napoleon on a Hunt in the Forest of Compiegne

France, 1811

The French artist Carle Vernet painted mainly small-size pictures depicting horses and dogs and also historical and battle scenes. This work was produced to Napoleon's order. The Emperor did not like to go out hunting but had to observe the court etiquette. Vernet depicted the culmination of the scene when Napoleon is shooting at the hunted down deer. In the background is a cortège of the courtiers with Empress Marie Louise sitting in an open carriage. The landscape resembles a theatrical scenery. The trees forming the wings, the meticulous treatment of foliage and the rendition of spatial depth through alteration of horizontal planes betray the neoclassical tastes of the artist.

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Napoleon on a Hunt in the Forest of Compiegne

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oil

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131x162,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1919; handed over from the State Museum Fund

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ГЭ-5671

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