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Horace Vernet (1789-1863) was a French painter of battles, portraits, and Orientalist Arab subjects.He gained recognition during the Bourbon Restoration for a series of battle paintings commissioned by the duc d'Orleans, the future King Louis-Philippe. Critics marveled at the incredible speed with which he painted. Many of his paintings made during this early phase of his career were considered to combine anecdotal accuracy with a charged romantic landscape.   more from wikipedia »