Lith. de G. Engelmann
Lithograph, printed area 105 x 160mm (4 x 6¼"). Foxing; 'No. 13' in ms top right.
Horse and jockey; other horses in background. 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). Before making this print, Géricault had recently spent time in England where he imitated the popular English racing picture in his 'Epsom Downs Derby' (Louvre).
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