325 x 280 mm. Ink and wash on drawing cardboard. Framed and glazed.
This beautiful study, most likely for a lithograph, can be attributed to Carle Vernet, the youngest son of the painter Claude-Joseph Vernet. The monumental central motif of an Arabian cavalier on a dark Arabian stallion is elaborately executed, whereas the backdrop of a tent and a battle scene remain sketchy.
A passionate horseman himself, Carle Vernet is most famous for his cavalry scenes and other equestrian motifs.
Trimmed on the upper margin. Abrasions throughout, mostly affecting the background.