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19th Century French school
MAN LAMENTING THE DEATH OF HIS STEED
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
21
19th Century French school
MAN LAMENTING THE DEATH OF HIS STEED
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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19th Century French school
MAN LAMENTING THE DEATH OF HIS STEED

Catalogue Note

Mauzaisse started exhibiting at the Salon de Paris in 1808. Four years later, he obtained a golden medal for Arabe pleurant son coursier (Arab Lamenting his Steed) presented at the Salon of 1812 n°627 and now kept at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers. The subject was taken from a contemporary poet, Charles-Hubert Millevoye, which tells the story of a man's despair after the death of his horse. He avenged his horse by killing the murderer, who lies prostrate in the background on the right. A replica is kept at the Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama. Mauzaisse depicts the sentimental fusion between man and horse and the brutality of their separation through death. By painting a vast, arid and desolate desert in the background, he evokes the solitude of men and their vain wanderings.

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris