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French Painting Jonny Audy Act. 1850 – 1880 Equestrian

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French Painting Jonny Audy Act. 1850 – 1880 Equestrian
Make a strong statement of your equine and artistic taste with this rare very grand large one of kind original watercolor and gouache on paper painting, titled “Champ de Courses de la Marche”, signed lower right by Jonny Audy. Circa 1850. Includes custom frame with glass. One of the most gifted French equestrian artist painters of the Second Empire, Audy who was active in painting from 1850 – 1880 has a unique style that captures the feel color and style of the mid 19th Century equine scene in France. It is unusual to find such a complex detailed Audy work of this grand scale. Dimensions: 46” X 31” with frame, 37.5” X 22” without. This colorful complex detailed depiction of a steeplechase in the countryside which displays the excitement and grandeur of the event features seven horse and rider competitors, hundreds of spectators including ladies, gentlemen and military persons regaled in elaborate dresses, top hats and formal wear, equestrian garb, flagged judges stand, measuring stand, tents, trees and farm fields. You will not find such a large fine grand detailed complex Audy piece elsewhere. This piece was acquired from a prominent Pasadena, California estate which purchased it in Paris from the Galerie La Cymaise in Paris in the 1950s. Similar comparable sales of Audy works in terms of medium, complexity, yet much smaller (steeplechase event) generate a sale price of $38,000 (based sale price/square inch of $27.17) from the sale of “Grand Steeple Chase couru a Antony le 25/03/1855” () Lot 142 at Artcurial Deauville in Deaurville, France on August 26, 2009. (15.16” X 21.06” - @ $27.17/sq. inch). ASK ABOUT VIP PREFERRED PRICING PROGRAM FOR SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS.


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