Sheet: 41.1 x 55.7 cm (16 3/16 x 21 15/16 in.); Image: 41.1 x 55.7 cm (16 3/16 x 21 15/16 in.)
Bequest of John Bonebrake 2012.282
Vernet celebrated Napoleon and France’s military power at the beginning of the 19th century. He was a specialist in depicting horses-he executed many hunting and racing scenes-as well as army life. Vernet’s beautifully drawn and detailed portrait of a Cossack reveals the artist’s interest in the picturesque costume and the fine craftsmanship of the weapons and tack. Cossacks were groups of predominantly East Slavic people who originally were members of democratic, semi-military communities in Ukraine and southern Russia who protected these borders when the French invaded in 1812.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.