Jean-Richard Goubie was born in Paris in 1842 where he died in 1889. He is particularly known for his paintings of animals.
A student of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des beaux-arts in Paris. Goubie secured his reputation with equestrian scenes of well-dressed Belle Époque riders on a country ride or hunt astride handsome horses.
From 1869 he exhibited his paintings at the Salon de Paris until his death.
This collection of small finely painted studies of horses depict with vivid detail and attention to anatomical accuracy the different horses, probably studies for his larger paintings. The horses are represented against often unfinished and sketchy backgrounds. Depicting Anglo-Arabs, Hanoverians and Thoroughbreds, some with bridles many at liberty.
Framed in contemporary handmade gessoed and water gilt frames. France c.1880
HEIGHT: 34.5 cm (13½")
BASE: 29 cm (11½")
HEIGHT: 28.5 cm (11¼")
BASE: 23.5 cm (9¼")