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Carle Vernet

Autographed Letter


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Carle Vernet (14 August 1758 - 17 November 1836), French painter, autographed annotated letter (ALS). This three page letter measures approximately 7" x 9" in size and is dated February 2, 1831.

The letter is addressed to Vernet's "Lady Camille" and is accompanied with a full translation. In the letter, he discusses the recent appointment of Pope Gregory XVI (1765 - 1846) who was Pope of the Catholic Church from 1831 to 1846.  

Vernet was a French painter who was the youngest child of the famous French painter, Claude Joseph Vernet. He known for his hunting pieces, races, landscapes and work as a lithographer. 

He gave up art shortly after his sister was executed by way of the guillotine during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. However, under the French Directory (1795 - 1799) he began drawing detailed renditions of Napoleon's military campaigns in order to glorify the famous Emperor. Some of his most famous works include the "Battle of Marengo" and the "Morning of Austerlitz".  

This fully translated letter is crisply signed by Vernet at the conclusion. It is in good to very good condition, with overall light toning not affecting the signature. There are some scattered creases, expected intersecting folds and small tears. On the reverse is an address leaf with a red wax seal. Translation transcript is included.

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