The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Napoleon I on horseback
  • Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863)
  • Napoleon I on horseback
  • France
  • c. 1820 - 1830
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on paper
  • Image size: 6.9 x 5.4 cm
    Sheet size: 15.6 x 12.4 cm
  • Signature: 'H. Vernet'
    Signature: 'E.V. Leduc'
    Inscription: 'Napol(eon Imper)ator'
    Inscription: 'A. JEANNE / 68, PASSAGE CHOISEUL'
  • M313
  • West Gallery III
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  • The decorative surround is signed, bottom right: 'E.V. Leduc'. This is therefore a joint work by Vernet and the architect Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879).Vernet was one of the favourite artists of the 4th Marquess of Hertford, and his paintings are very well represented in the Wallace Collection.