Framed French Engraving Jean-Richard Goubie's 1876 "The Postillion"
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The artist for this engraving is Jean-Richard Goubie (1842-1899), after the original by the French master engraver Adolphe Lalauze (1838 – 1906). Entitled “The Postillion,” it depicts the driver (the postillion*) of a pair of horses drawing a carriage with a French nobleman and lady as passengers down a rutted path by the sea. The original art was signed in the plate on the lower right of the image “R. Goubie" and below that “1876.” Goubie was a Parisian who exhibited at the famous Paris Salon. Lalouze was a prolific illustrator who was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour.
The print is framed in a lovely simple gilt frame with a wide cream mat. The frame dimensions are 15 ¾ inches wide by 13 ½ inches high. The actual image size is 9 inches wide by 7 inches high. A previous owner had this framed in 1994. The frame, glass and print are all in excellent condition, as is the dust paper on the back. It's a handsome art work that adds a French touch to your décor.
* From Dictionary.com: a postillion is "a person who rides the left horse of the leading or only pair of horses drawing a carriage."