A Carabinier-a-cheval after T.Gericault – 18 X 24inches plus 3.5 inch wide frame
This fantastic portrait is a copy of a portrait painted by Theodore Gericault in France c.1815. The character in the painting shows a very dashing officer in the 1er or 2e Regiment of Carabiniers fighting within Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army 1810-1814. He is a cavalryman which means he goes into battle on horseback. He is wearing a white coat and breeches with red epaulettes, a brass Cuirass (breastplate) and he would have worn an equally impressive brass helmet with a red plume. He is classed as a heavy cavalryman, because they rode the biggest and heaviest horses and could therefore be used as shock troops to forcibly smash holes in the enemy lines and create an opening for other troops to march into and so lead their army to victory on the Napoleonic battle fields of Europe.
This oil painting has been classically painted by hand on an 18 X 24inches 15.2oz stretched canvas, varnished and placed in its bespoke made frame ready to hang. The painting has been set into the frame using archival tape, recommended for artwork conservation, in order to create a barrier between the artwork and the frame itself. The artworks Authenticity Certificate has been attached to the rear of the paintings stretcher bars. An image of this certificate can be viewed in the photos above.
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This portrait is the perfect portrait for anyone with an interest in military history, the Napoleonic Wars or those who simply just like a classically painted oil portrait in their home and a painting that has real presence!