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A Charge of Cuirassiers
  • Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863)
  • A Charge of Cuirassiers
  • France
  • 1823
  • Painting
  • Watercolour with some bodycolour and gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 23.8 x 32.3 cm
  • Signature: 'H Vernet 1823'
  • P719
  • Not on display
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Further Reading
  • The cuirassiers (heavy cavalrymen) are from the 3rd regiment; the trumpeter in the distance wears a royalist jacket of 1814-15. Vernet painted many battle pictures, both historical and contemporary.