Lithograph, printed area 200 x 220mm (8 x 8½").
Two horses in a field; dead tree behind, from 'Études de chevaux d'après nature' (1822) by Théodore Géricault (1791-1824). Prior to 1822, Géricault had been able to live without much thought to the saleability of his works owing to a comfortable annuity he received following the death of his mother. However, the loss of part of his fortune in 1822 required him to produce work designed to appeal to dealers and collectors, with pictures of horses forming a large part of his output at this time (although he had painted horses throughout his brief career). Géricault had spent time in England and, according to Delacroix, was one of the first to introduce the fashion for English tailoring to restoration France.
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