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Auction: Important English & Continental Sale
was auctioned on: 6 May 2009
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Jean-Richard Goubie French, 1842-1899 A Travers Bois (Through the Woods)

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 48, Views: 10

Jean-Richard Goubie French, 1842-1899 A Travers Bois (Through the Woods) French, 1842-1899 A Travers Bois (Through the Woods) Signed Richard Goubie (ll) Oil on canvas Sight 25 1/2 x 39 3/4 inches (64.8 x 101 cm) Provenance: M. Knoedler & Co., New York Purchased March 18, 1899, as A travers bois by the Honorable Hugh J. Grant. Mayor of New York, 1889-1892 By descent in the family to the present owner Exhibited: According to the original sale receipt from M. Knoedler & Co., this painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1892, no, 796 Born in Paris in 1842, Jean-Richard Goubie was a pupil of the great French academic master Jean-Leon Gerome. He began exhibiting at the Salon in 1869 and five years later earned a third-class medal there. Goubie and his work, particularly his genre and sporting pictures, were not only well known in his native France, but also much beloved and appreciated in America. Full Gallop is a dynamic and meticulously rendered depiction of a hunt. Riding through the mist of a moss-covered forest, the large hunting party hastily pursues the prey. With both the hounds and their kill strikingly absent from the picture space, Goubie enhances the excitement and tension of the outing depicted. The action is further heightened by the pose and placement of the rider in the foreground, most likely the obligatory "master of foxhounds." Leaning precariously forward, he tightly grasps the reins and a bugle while the four legs of the animal beneath him are suspended in mid-air. Goubie echoes this construction with the rider at the right background. Like his counterpoint in the foreground, he leans forward thereby guiding the viewer's eyes to the right edge of the picture space where the hounds and prey have dashed out of sight. The legs of his horse are also suspended in air, hovering mightily above the amber-colored brush below. Rather than simply holding the bugle, his mouth is clamped firmly around the instrument, urging the other riders in the party to charge ahead. In all, Full Gallop is a captivating rendition of the hunt created by a true and enduring master of the genre. The Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie
Frame rubbing. Minor losses along the upper edge, particularly at the upper right edge. Lined. Slight buckle to canvas at lower left edge. No restoration visible under UV light; appears to be in overall good condition.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Title: Important English & Continental Sale
Date of the auction: 6 May 2009
Address: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
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