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1714, Aug 141789, Dec 3
a French painter. His son, Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, was also a painter. For twenty years Vernet lived in Rome, producing views of seaports, storms, calms, moonlights, and large whales, becoming especially popular with English aristocrats, many of whom were on the Grand Tour. In 1745 he married an Englishwoman whom he met in the city. In 1753 he was recalled to Paris: there, by royal command, he executed the series of the seaports of France by which he is best known.
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