[Trompette de Hussards]
Lith. de Villain [published by Gihaut]
Lithograph, image 120 x 135mm (4¾ x 5¼"). ink from edge of stone on far right; collector's stamp of [?]Paul and Véronique Sanchez verso (probably variant of L.3289).
Hussar trumpetter and horse, with line of hussars on horseback in background. From a series of eight lithographs 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).
[Ref: 35585] £250.00