A Portion Of The Journal Kept By Thomas Raikes, Esq., From 1831 To 1847 (volume 2)

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byThomas Raikes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... and burying those who were in it in the ruins. M. de la Bruyere was, however, alone taken out alive, though he was deprived of an eye, had one of his kneepans broken, and no fewer than twenty-six other wounds in his body. He lived at Santes till a short time ago. Wednesday, 2nd.--We went with the Bonnevals, to see the atelier of Horace Vernet, who is estalished in Versailles for the purpose of painting four great historical pictures for the museum at the chateau. We found him in the artist's dress, a white linen jacket and trousers, with a cashmere sash, at work on the battle of Jena, of which Napoleon and his horse are the principal objects. The Emperor, followed by Murat and Berthier, is passing the Old Guard who salute in silence, when a young soldier in the ranks, unable to restrain his enthusiasm, holds up his grenadier cap to shout Vive VEmpereur; the Emperor stops and looks round sternly to remark this want of discipline. The lineaments of the face expressing displeasure are skilfully drawn, but the attitude of the horse, a chestnut Arab, thrown suddenly on his haunches by a check of the bridle, is admirably seized. The horse of Murat, and the lather on his quarters, were quite in nature, and seemed starting from the canvass. I remarked to him that his talent had achieved that which the painter Zeuxis could only accomplish by accident when he threw his brush at the picture in despair at his want of success. Another of the paintings is the battle of Wagram, which is not so forward as the other: here the countenance of Napoleon is represented in repose, as a contrast to the other; he is sitting calmly on horseback, while the Austrian troops are seen at a distance, and a French regiment of cavalry is defiling before him. The genius of painting seems h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... and burying those who were in it in the ruins. M. de la Bruyere was, however, alone taken out alive, though he was deprived of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217162134

ISBN - 13:9780217162135

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