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La piece en action (The Piece in Action)

1817
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863), Hippolyte Lecomte (French, 1781–1857)


Catalogue Raisonné

Beraldi 31: Sanchez 8, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.5 × 34.5 cm (10 1/16 × 13 9/16 in.) Image: 22.2 × 33 cm (8 3/4 × 13 in.)

Accession Number

65.1020

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The piece of artillery referred to is the cannon.

Inscription

In stone, l.l.: Hte Lecomte et H. Vernet Fachit 1817; b.c.: La Piece en Action: Imp. Lithogr de G. Englemann rue Cassette No 18 à Paris

Provenance

David James, Miami dealer ($25.00); 1965 sold by James to MFA (Accession date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund