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Vue du lac Majeur

View of Lake Major

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlandi 220; Sanchez 225 only state


Sheet: 21.2 × 30.3 cm (8 3/8 × 11 15/16 in.) Image: 7 × 18 cm (2 3/4 × 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Forts appear on each side of the print. In between the forts is a large lake.
Two boats are clearly visible. Each has a canopied area and is moving by oars. The boat to the left is a side view. The boat to the center is a front view.
Hills are visible in the background. A castle sits on the center hill. A village appears on the edge of the lake below the castle.


In stone: l.l. Lith. de Mendo une, r S+ Pierre, no. 10; l.r. H. Vernet - pour sa niece 1828; VERSO c.l inside and around the edge of an oval MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MAS, inside is a smaller oval with 34454


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