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THE DUKE OF ORLEANS
REVIEWING SOME TROOPS.
In the middle-ground of this picture, his Royal Highness the Duke of Orleans is seen on horseback, in the uniform of colonel-general of the Hussars. In the fore-ground, on the left, colonel Oudinot is receiving the Prince's orders relative to the review of the first regiment of Hussars, which is going to take place. The two other persons, who are in the suite of his Royal Highness, are his two aide-de-camps, baron Athalin and count Camille de Sainte-Aldegonde. In the back-ground, the regiment is seen approaching in line, to pass before the Prince. In this picture of a vigorous tone and brilliant colouring, the study of the horses is of a remarkable beauty, and the personages are strikingly resembling.
M. Horace Vernet did this picture, in 1817, for the duke of Orleans. It has been engraved in mezzotinto by M. Jazet.
Width, 3 feet 9 inches; height, 2 feet 11 inches.