Oil on canvas signed lower left (65 x 50 cm)
Frame dimensions (78 x 62 cm)
A descendant of an old Scottish family settled in Bordeaux in the 18th century, JL Brown spent his childhood in Bordeaux on the property of his parents, where he became familiar with the breed horse at an early age. Self-taught, he trained by copying and admiring other works in museums. His half-ruined family, JLBrown went to Paris. He paints while leading a worldly life and is thus a fast reputation. He becomes the painter of horses.
He began exhibiting at the Salons from 1859 with first draft horses and stable, testimony of his admiration for Géricault then hunting scenes and military subjects and finally under the influence of the Impressionists, especially Degas and Manet with whom he binds himself, racing scenes with jockeys.
Museums: Paris (The Louvre), New York, Coppenhagen, Bordeaux, Mulhouse, Tours.