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Suite de portraits équestres des personnages historiques de toutes les époques
Album in-folio (38,5 x 55 cm) of 4 plates in sheets under blue paper cover lithographed in colors.
List of plates: 1. shakespeare, English stallion horse. 2. - 2. the famous Physician stallion. - 3. saoud, Arabian horse. - 4. the fight. 4 prints drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam, printed in two colors by Lemercier and published in Paris by Tessari around 1830-40.
They are part of the Suite de chevaux de toutes sortes, non montés et montés par des personnages historiques de tous les pays of 96 plates (36 only printed in two colors) which were sold separately, in black or colors. The plates are in sheets under cover.
Son of Jean Adam from whom he received the first principles of drawing, Victor-Jean Adam (1801-1866) is a French painter and lithographer endowed with an extraordinary imagination and solid technical knowledge. He was first noticed for his painting, participating in several Salons where he obtained a certain success and two medals (1824 and 1836). He was one of the first artists to be called upon when the Versailles museum was established, where several of his paintings are on display. Like many painters of his time, he tried his hand at lithography in 1824, taking a liking to it to the point where he stopped painting. His lithographic work includes nearly eight thousand subjects. His numerous lithographs representing in particular scenes of stagecoach, horses... are particularly appreciated.