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Sporting, Dog Racing, Greyhounds, Eugene Pechaubes, Lithograph, 1927
Eugène Pechaubès (1890-1967) Greyhounds Racing
Signed and dated lower left and numbered 112/300
Hand-colored lithograph on tan paper
17.75 x 22 inches, overall
Three racing greyhounds leap over a hurdle. The dogs are drawn in a detailed, naturalistic action style against a minimal background, the linear forms of the hurdle and fence highlighted in white against the tan color of the paper. Each greyhound wears a colorful numbered racing jersey. This is a format the artist also used in prints of horse racing scenes.
Eugène Pechaubès was French painter and printmaker best known for his depictions of racehorses. He first became known for military scenes, particularly related to the Second Empire. Later he turned almost exclusively to action scenes of horses at celebrated French race courses.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Small chip upper right corner, can be matted out. Light discoloration lower left and right corners, unobtrusive and largely can be matted out.
Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 6, p. 564.