A Lovely Ink Study Of A Horse’s Head By Léon Cogniet
Here again we can see Cogniet’s beautiful rendition of a Horse’s head, done with just a few strokes of ink.
As noted in the previous one we are inclined to see this drawing, as a Study for his painting titled: L’Enlèvement de Rebecca’, or ‘The Abduction Of Rebecca’ which he completed in 1828 and exhibited at the Salon in Paris in 1831.
Léon Cogniet (1794 – 1880) was a French historical and portrait painter.
He was born in Paris. His father was a painter and wallpaper designer.
He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Pierre-Narcisse Guérin at the same time as Delacroix and Géricault. In 1817 he won the Prix de Rome and was a resident at the Villa Medici from 1817-1822.
Right before leaving for Rome, he had his first successful showing at the Salon.
He was later appointed to paint part of Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt on the Louvre ceiling
In 1851 he was appointed as a Professor at the Ecole des Beaux arts, a position he kept until 1863 when he retired.
He passed away in 1880
This gorgeous drawing was purchased from the Cabinet De Bayser, in Paris in April 2019.
The Cabinet de Bayser is the leading authority in France for old Master’s drawings.
The Frame is 18th century gilt wood.
The Drawing measures 3.74 inches long by 2.75 inches high.
The frame measures 10.62 inches long by 9.64 inches high.