The Wallace Collection

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Halt at an Inn
  • (Jean-Louis-) Ernest Meissonier (1815 - 1891)
  • Halt at an Inn
  • France
  • probably 1862 - 1863
  • Painting
  • Oil on sycamore(?) panel with additions of oak
  • Object size: 19.5 x 24.9 cm
    Image size: 19 x 23.7 cm
    with frame, Object size: 45.5 x 50 x 11 cm
  • Signature: 'EM' in monogram
    Signature: 'EMeissonier', the 'EM' in monogram
  • P289
  • West Gallery III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The figures wear mid-eighteenth century costume. Probably painted in 1862 and then enlarged to its present size (with additions on four sides) in 1863, at the request of the painting’s first owner, the duc de Morny, Napoleon III’s half-brother. The subject derives from seventeenth-century Dutch painting.