Paris, Goupil & Co., n.d. c. 1870.
Lithograph. Printed area 520 x 900mm. Large stain through image.
Portraits of four foxhounds. Louis Godefroy Jadin [French, 1805 -1882] was a sporting artist described in 'Le Grand Livre du Chien' as a painter of dogs of the 'haut monde' of the Second Empire and of Napoleon III's hunting packs. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1831, winning medals in 1840 and 1855. He painted on of the Hunting scenes in Napoleon III's rooms as the Louvre. As a friend of Alexandre Dumas, he travelled with him on many occasions to Florence and Naple where Dumas introduced him to Ferdinand-Philippe of Orleans, from whom he gained many commissions. His work is in many European galleries and museums. The Victoria and Albert includes a painting of Greyhounds. Goupil & Cie - After various starts, Goupil & Cie was formed in 1850; the partners were Adolphe Goupil 1850-1884,Alfred Mainguet 1850-1856, Léon Goupil 1854-1855, Léon Boussod 1856-1884, Vincent van Gogh 1861-1872, Albert Goupil 1872-1884,René Valadon 1878-1884. Until 1861, the firm concentrated on buying, selling and editing prints. Being one on the leading art dealers of 19th Century Goupil had branches in most of European capitals and North America.
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