Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

Fight scene

Fight scene

Horace Vernet - c. 1810

In this scene, two warriors have competed in front of their opposing armies. One now stands with a broken sword in hand, dragging his adversary, who remains unharmed. Here again, a classical theme provides a vehicle for creative expression.

Historical Provenance - Paul Delaroche collection

India ink and gouache on paper

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011