(Paris 1800 - Paris 1890)
Horace Vernet Out Riding
Signed and dated E. Lami 1841 at the lower right.
160 x 218 mm. (6 1/4 x 8 5/8 in.)
Although the drawing has in the past been described as a portrait of Horace Vernet and his children, this is not possible as the artist did not have any sons. One of the boys accompanying Vernet in this drawing may, however, be his grandson, Joseph Delaroche-Vernet, born in 1836.
This watercolour was once in the collection of Robert Schuhmann, who married Alice-Marie Lehmann, the daughter of the collector Albert Lehmann. As well as forming a highly significant collection of 18th century French books, Schuhmann owned some five hundred drawings and pastels by such artists as Barye, Boilly, Boldini, Cochin, Delacroix, Eisen, Gavarni, Hoin, Robert, Rousseau and Carle Vernet, among many others.
Robert Schuhmann, Paris
His sale, Paris, Galerie Jean Charpentier, 7 December 1934, lot 24 (‘Horace Vernet et ses enfants se promenant à cheval dans la campagne’)
Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London, in 1986
Private collection, London.