The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
The Guard Room
  • (Jean-Louis-) Ernest Meissonier (1815 - 1891)
  • The Guard Room
  • France
  • Probably 1847
  • Painting
  • Oil on sycamore panel with mahogany additions
  • Image size: 16 x 20 cm
    Frame size: 40 x 49 x 7 cm
  • Signature: '18[4?]7 EMeissonier', the 'EM' in monogram
  • P371
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • One of many guard room scenes by Meissonier, the figures wear sixteenth-century costume.Two drawings realted to the painting were sold, Sotheby's, New York, 25 January 2002.