Vernet, Carle

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Vernet, Carle Gender: M
Antoine Charles Horace Vernet
born on 14 August 1758 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Bordeaux, France, 44n50, 0w34
Timezone LMT m0w34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°04' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°18 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°41'

Carle Vernet (Portrait by Robert Lefèvre, 1804)


French painter, the son of painter Claude Joseph Vernet, and the father of painter Horace Vernet.

Vernet was a pupil of his father and of Nicolas-Bernard Lépicié. Strangely, after winning the grand prix (1782), his father had to recall him back from Rome to France to prevent him from entering a monastery.

In his "Triumph of Aemilius Paulus," he broke with tradition and drew the horse with the forms he had learnt from nature in stables and riding-schools. His hunting-pieces, races, landscapes, and work as a lithographer were also very popular.

Carle's sister Emilie was executed by the guillotine during the Revolution. After this, he gave up art.

When he again began to produce under the French Directory (1795–1799), his style had changed radically. He started drawing in minute detail battles and campaigns to glorify Napoleon. His drawings of Napoleon's Italian campaign won acclaim as did the Battle of Marengo, and for his Morning of Austerlitz Napoleon awarded him the Legion of Honour. Louis XVIII of France awarded him the Order of Saint Michael. Afterwards he excelled in hunting scenes and depictions of horses.

In addition to being a painter and lithographer, Carle Vernet was an avid horseman. Just days before his death at the age of seventy-eight, he was seen racing as if he were a sprightly young man.

He died in Paris on 17 November 1836.



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in "Joseph Vernet et la peinture au XVIIIe siècle" by Léon Lagrange (Paris, 1864), p. 453: "Baptême de Carle Vernet. -- Du lundy 14 aoust 1758 a esté baptisé Antoyne Charles Horace, fils légitime du sieur Joseph Vernet, peintre du roy, et de demoiselle Virginie Parker, paroisse Saint-Remy ... Né ce matin à une heure. (Paroisse Saint-André, à Bordeaux.)"


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter and lithographer)
  • Vocation : Sports : Equestrian