“Les Chasses de Compiègne” : “Stag Hunt” + “Passage of River” scenes

H 7’5’’ x W 7’3’’ + 7’5’’ x 8’5’’
Panoramique commissioned to the painter Carle Vernet, specialist of horse and hunt scenes (this is the only scenic known to be designed by this artist).
Wood-block printed on paper by Jacquemart, successor of Reveillon, Paris, 1812-1815.
(Some traces of pochoir coloring, as opposed to wood block printing)

The decor composed of 4 scenes is complete (except for the missing first 3 strips showing the departure from the gates of the chateau).

Two limited editions were made in 1812 and 1815:
Horsemen in red outfits correspond to the Napoleonic edition of 1812
Horsemen in blue outfits correspond to the Restauration edition of 1815

Exceptional provenance: private collection of Jean Zuber, founder of the Zuber Manufacture and rival of Jacquemart.
This scenic hung in the dining room of his private home the “Commanderie” in Rixheim, Alsace, until it was recently put on the market by the Zuber descendants.

Collections: One version of Les Chasses is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and one in the Musée de la Chasse, Paris.
Few sets have been recorded in public and private collections.