Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, ‘Un Cuirassier’, 1876, Painting, Oil on canvas, Robilant + Voena
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Un Cuirassier, 1876

Oil on canvas
9 3/5 × 9 4/5 in
24.4 × 24.8 cm
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London, Milan, New York, Paris, St Moritz
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Ernest Meissonier was best known for his exquisitely rendered genre scenes, which drew inspiration …

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Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
French, 1815–1891
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Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, also known as Ernest Meissonier, was a French painter with a proclivity for history and war paintings. Prodigiously talented, Meissonier began exhibiting at the French Salon at the age of 19. He trained in the studio of Léon Cogniet, but was largely self-taught; he honed his meticulous rendering of detail by studying the works of Dutch painters of the 17th century, as well as by closely observing costumes, armor, and nature. His favorite subjects were the Napoleonic wars and episodes in the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Though his paintings usually celebrated heroic military campaigns, Meissonier also depicted the horrors of war.

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, ‘Un Cuirassier’, 1876, Painting, Oil on canvas, Robilant + Voena
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Ernest Meissonier was best known for his exquisitely rendered genre scenes, which drew inspiration from the Dutch masters and were praised for their “microscopic” perfection. But he was also a serious student of military subjects, creating a series of canvases on major episodes in the life of Napoleon I. The present …

Medium
Signature
With the "Vente Meissonier 1893" wax seal (on the stretcher)
Frame
Included
Image rights
Courtesy of Robilant+Voena
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
French, 1815–1891
Follow

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, also known as Ernest Meissonier, was a French painter with a proclivity for history and war paintings. Prodigiously talented, Meissonier began exhibiting at the French Salon at the age of 19. He trained in the studio of Léon Cogniet, but was largely self-taught; he honed his meticulous rendering of detail by studying the works of Dutch painters of the 17th century, as well as by closely observing costumes, armor, and nature. His favorite subjects were the Napoleonic wars and episodes in the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Though his paintings usually celebrated heroic military campaigns, Meissonier also depicted the horrors of war.

Un Cuirassier, 1876

Oil on canvas
9 3/5 × 9 4/5 in
24.4 × 24.8 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London, Milan, New York, Paris, St Moritz
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