VERNET, After Carle (Antoine-Charles-Horace), (1758-1836)
Les Jockeys montés; Les Apprèts d'une course
Paris: Leloutre, [circa 1830]. Stipple-engraving, coloured by hand, by Darcis. Image size (including text): 6 x 11 5/16 inches approx. Sheet size: 12 5/16 x 17 9/16 inches approx.
A fine pair of French racing prints after one of the greatest French horse painters of the 19th century
Vernet was a member of a prominent family of French painters. His father was a well-known marine painter, but Carle rose to fame during the Empire with his drawings of the Italian campaign and his paintings: "The Battle of Marengo" and "Morning of Austerlitz". During the Restoration he was popular as a lithographer and painter of dogs, horses, racing and scenes of the hunt. His son, Émile Jean Horace Vernet, 1789-1863 went on to become one of the most popular military painters of the 19th century.