Horace Vernet

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait
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Author: Horace Vernet
Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 47x39 cm
Origin: France, 1835

Grandson of Joseph and son of Carl Vernet, Horace eclipsed the fame of both. He was surrounded during his lifetime by a crowd of admirers and rich patrons; the press adored him; he was patronised by Louis-Philippe. Here Vernet depicted himself in his studio in Rome after a journey through North Africa. Oriental exotica - the baggy trousers, a red scarf at the waist, the blue fez, the long pipe, weaponry and carpet - is set against the prosaic details of the interior - the simple chair, the iron stove. Behind Vernet is a large empty canvas, suggesting that the artist is deep in thought, meditating of his next picture. Without being a particularly deep psychological study, this self-portrait provides us with an idea of Vernet's character: his sober, perceptive mind, his self-confidence, his tendency to show-off, his conformism.

Personage: Vernet, Horace
Style: Romanticism
Source of entry: via the State Museum Fund from the collection of N. Ferzen, Petrograd, 1919
Exibition: French Art: 19th - 20th centuries

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