Pierre-Marie-Joseph Vernet

Born: 1797, Paris
Died: 1873, St Petersburg

French painter, draughtsman. Studied under Achille-Etna Michallon at the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris (early 1820s). Worked in Russia (1835–73), where he witnessed the fire at the Winter Palace (1837) and painted commissions for the future Tsar Alexander II (1840s–60s). Contributed to the Paris Salon (1831–35) and the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1842, 1860–61, 1861–62).

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