Horace Vernet / Combat of a Greek and a Turk / after 1835Horace Vernet
Combat of a Greek and a Turk
after 1835

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Creator Name: Vernet, Horace
Creator Qualifier: Imitator of
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1789 - 1863
Biography: Born into a family of artists, Horace Vernet's profession seems to have been inevitable. His father, Carle Vernet (1758-1836), was a painter and lithographer; his grandfathers were Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) and Jean-Michel Moreau the younger (1741-1814), and his uncle the architect Jean-François Chalgrin (1739-1811). While his earliest lessons were given by his father, Vernet also worked in the studio of François-André Vincent (1746-1814) until 1810. The following year Vernet created caricatures for the Journal des dames et des modes, an activity he would continue until 1815. He was first accepted at the Salon in 1812, and his talent so impressed Jérôme Bonaparte that he commissioned an equestrian portrait from Vernet. Throughout his life, he would receive many official commissions for contemporary history paintings. Vernet kept a busy studio that, during the first years of the Restoration, was used as a meeting place for liberals. When some of his paintings were rejected from the 1822 Salon because of their supposed antiroyalist subject matter, Vernet displayed them at his studio, attracting large crowds. Despite the Salon rejection, Vernet was elected to the Institut de France in 1826 and became the director of the Académie de France in Rome two years later, a position he would occupy until 1835. After his return to Paris, Vernet became a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts.
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Paris, 30 June 1789
Creator Death Place: Paris, 17 January 1863
Creator Name-CRT: Horace Vernet
Title: Combat of a Greek and a Turk
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1835
Creation End Date: 1845
Creation Date: after 1835
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on fabric
Dimensions: Unframed: 75cm x 55cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: Horace Vernet
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.291
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Jan Milner, London. Shepherd Gallery, New York. Bought in February 1974 by Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin, Cleveland. Bequeathed to the CMA in 1980.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.291
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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