Alfred de Dreux (1810 - 1860) - Horses
Alfred de Dreux (1810 - 1860) - Horses
Alfred de Dreux (1810 - 1860) - Horses

ALFRED DE DREUX (1810-1860)

Alfred de Dreux (1810 - 1860) - Horses

1860 to 1868 France

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'Atalanta' and 'Mille Tonnerres!!!'.

These two stunning portraits of horses are lithographs after paintings by Alfred de Dreux (1810 - 1860). Born in France and son of an architect, he first studied under Leon Cogniet before he entered the atelier of Eugene Isabey. Thoughtout his career, however, de Dreux's work was greatly influenced by Theodore Gericault who was a close friend of his uncle.

In 1831, de Dreux exhibited at the Interieur d'Ecurie at the Paris Salon which won him immediate fame. In 1840, de Dreux began his celebrated series of portraits of horses from the famous stables of the Duc d'Orleans which were later published by Goupli & Co. in 'Chevaux de Selle et d'Attelage'.

Following the revolution in 1848, the French royal family emigrated to England where de Dreux ferquently visited them, painting many equestrian portaits of the exiled Emperor Napoleon III and his sons. He returned to France and was commissioned to paint a portrait of Napoleon III in 1859. A dispute arose over this painting and in March 1860 de Dreuz was killed in a duel by Comte Fleury, Napoleon's aide-de-camp.

Adolphe Goupil (1806 - 1893) was the most renowned art dealer and publisher in 19th century France. Over a period that lasted nearly a century, Goupil developed and utilised emerging printmaking and photographic technologies to meet a growing demand for inexpensive art reproduction. Although Goupli & Cie was centered in Paris, it opened offices and galleries throughout Europe, the Americas and the Near and Far East. In doing so, it helped create the international art market as we know it.

Please note price quoted is for each horse!

excellent condition; blind stamped; 'Mille Tonnerres' has some papercreases in bottom margin but not affecting image; nice wide margins.
Height 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Width 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
modern hand coloured lithographs

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