Henri-Emilien Rousseau studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris with Jean-Léon Gérôme. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1900 and also received a travel grant, which allowed him to discover North Africa. Passionate about horses, orientalist compositions representing cavaliers, such as this painting, are his favorite subjects.
- original canvas
- light knick lower left below the signature
- would benefit from a light cleaning
Under UV light,
- certain areas fluoresce lightly by the borders (probably traces of an old varnish)
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