[Two horses, one ridden by postillion]
Aquatint, sheet 105 x 125mm (4 x 5"). Trimmed close to image; glued to backing sheet; collector's stamps of [?]Paul and Véronique Sanchez (probably variant of L.3289) and A.H. Rouart (L.2187a).
Equestrian subject after Géricault. 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). Rare aquatint, previously in the collection of the industrialist A.H. Rouart (1839-1911), who assembled a fine collection of prints by 19th century French masters.
[Ref: 35589] £180.00