[The Wild Horse Race at Rome.]
[Imp. Bertauts, Paris. n.d., c.1849-60]
Scarce and fine tinted lithograph heightened in white, india laid paper. 190 x 250mm, 7½ x 9¾". Trimmed to image.
Grooms struggling to control the horses as they lead them towards the packed arena (Circus Maximus); classical Roman architecture beyond. After the painting 'Course de chevaux libres à Rome' (Paris, Louvre) by Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824). A pupil of Carle Vernet and Guérin, he came to London 1820-1821. His friends included Horace Vernet, Charlet, Delacroix and the author Auguste Brunet. This lithograph was a plate from a large series of French lithographs entitled 'Les Artistes Anciens et Modernes'.
For information on the series, see curator's comment to BM: 1936,0302.14.1
[Ref: 19618] £140.00