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1873 Wood Engraving Alphonse de Neuville Art Rallie-Papier Horse Equestrian YTG6

1873 Wood Engraving Alphonse de Neuville Art Rallie-Papier Horse Equestrian YTG6

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"Rallie-Papier - A Paper Chase on Horseback in France"

This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of a painting by Alphonse de Neuville (1835-1885) that depicts a "rallie-papier", (or Paper Chase, Hare and Hounds, Chalk Chase), equestrian racing game being played by French cavalry officers on horseback in the countryside of France, Europe during the Victorian era.

CONDITION

This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 12.75 x 10 inches; 32 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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This piece was illustrated by De Neuville, Alphonse. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

De Neuvile, Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835 Ð 1885) was a French painter who specialized in very patriotic historical scenes with subjects such as the Franco-Prussian War, the Crimean War and the Zulu War. He originally joined the naval school in Lorient, France, but he soon realized that his primary passion was art. After his death, several of his pieces were acquired for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris.

Reproductive art by H. Harral.

Keywords specific to this image: Sports, Athletics, Military

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