Jean Richard GOUBIE
(Paris, 1842 - Paris, 1899)
Portrait of a man on horseback
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated 1888 lower left
24.5 x 19.5 cm
Pupil of Jean Léon GEROME at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, GOUBIE took part in the Paris Salon from 1869 to 1893, obtaining a medal of third class in 1874.
GOUBIE was likely to impress his master GEROME because the latter invited him and seven other travellers to join a painting expedition to Egypt and Asia Minor. The group included another student, Paul LENOIR, the realist painter, Léon BONNAT, two journalists, a doctor and another friend. GEROME also invited his brother-in-law, Albert GOUPIL, photographer and son of the famous merchant and publisher. It is probably through this meeting that Goupil & Cie will publish later a series of GOUBIE paintings accompanied by a verse of poetry as part of Goupil's Illustrations at the Salons Français from 1873 to 1879.
GOUBIE has become famous for his animal works, especially those depicting horses described with meticulous, quasi-anatomical observation and mounted by elegant horsemen or amazons of the aristocratic or bourgeois world.
GOUBIE was also very popular with the American clientele probably thanks to the GOUPILS. For example, his painting exhibited at the Salon of 1872 and titled Le prix de chasse was made for James H. STEBBINS of New York. The painting is today at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. A second work, Chevaux et Personnages is also preserved in an American museum in Cincinnati.
Museum: Metropolitan Museum of New York, Cincinnati, Grenoble...
Price : on request