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Creator Name: Vernet, Horace
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1789 - 1863
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Horace Vernet
Title: Self-Portrait
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1832
Creation End Date: 1832
Creation Date: 1832
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 65cm x 54.5cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "H Vernet 1832 Rome"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1977.171
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: Vernet stands authoritatively before the Villa Medici, seat of the French Academy in Rome, where he was director from 1829 to 1835. In the foreground, a stepladder with palette and brushes indicates Vernet's talent for painting large canvases. The newly poplular paper cigarette he holds proves his stylishness, while the rising smoke catures the momentary quality of the portrait.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1977.171
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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