Paris, Alfred Jean-Marie (Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, 1848/49 – Paris/Fontaine-Bonneleau, Oise, 1908). Nice. Two gentlemen and trainers resp. talking at the side of the racing place. In the back of the two groups a horse led by the jockey and rich scenery. Watercolor over pen and ink. Inscribed: AP (ligated) 12.4.79, otherwise as above, upper right: “IV”. 8¼ × 11 in (210 × 281 mm).
Atmospherically very charming item, presumably worked for an illustration. – On strong paper. – On the back traces of previous framing, otherwise absolutely fresh. – Quatrain and distich in the lower margin:
Dennotier and Brother. / Dans dix ans, il ne se tuera pas un pigeon / en france, il ne sautera pas un cheval sans / notre permission. // Les entraineurs. / N’entrainent que les chevaux.
Offer no. 12,275 / EUR 445. / export price EUR 423. (c. US$ 526.) + shipping
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