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The duc de Nemours entering Constantine
  • Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863)
  • The duc de Nemours entering Constantine
  • France
  • c. 1837 - 1839
  • Painting
  • Oil on zinc
  • Image size: 25.5 x 18.4 cm, irregular
    Image size: 27.3 x 22 cm, maximum
    Frame size: 44 x 37.5 x 9.5 cm
  • Signature: 'H Vernet'
  • P619
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • A study connected with three large paintings for Versailles illustrating the siege of Constantine, commissioned by King Louis-Philippe for Versailles and painted by Vernet 1838-9. Constantine, in north-eastern Algeria, was captured by the French under the duc de Nemours (1814-96), second son of Louis-Philippe, on 15 October 1837. Vernet painted few oil sketches, even when he was planning his largest pictures.