Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Room of Constantine

This is the first of the so-called Africa Halls and this particular one was named after the Siege of Constantine in Algeria in 1832. The room is otherwise dominated by large paintings of French military victories by the new French monarchy in the 1830's. Horace Vernet is the artist behind the wall-portraits. Several virtues - including Strength, Loyalty, Prudence, Vigilance, Justice, Persistence, Temperance and Value - are represented in the art as well.

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