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Carle Vernet Dessinant 1818 (Carle Vernet Drawing)

Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlandi 4, Sanchez 19, second state


Sheet: 41.6 × 28.7 cm (16 3/8 × 11 5/16 in.) Image: 33.3 × 25.7 cm (13 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Carle Vernet, wearing a long coat, stands in the center, in profile, looking right with a pad in his left hand and a pen (brush) in his right
Vernet’s top hat and walking stick are on a rock (ledge) behind him; flora is visible in this area and two trees, one larger than the other, with some leaves are to the left
In front of Vernet, but a distance away, two soldiers are on horseback…the horse of the soldier closer to Vernet looks to be startled
There appears to be a third soldier sketched in between Vernet and the soldier on the startled horse and soldiers sketched behind and between the two on horseback and one behind and to the right of the front soldier


In stone
In stone 6 cm from left below the image signed H. Vernet 1818
b.c. below image Carle Vernet


By 1938 W. G. Russell Allen (1882 - 1955), Boston; 1938 Gift to MFA, Boston (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen