Fine Art

"Royal Equestrian Saddle" by Antoine de la Boulaye (SOLD)

A splendid original watercolour depicting a Royal equestrian saddle & tattersall saddle blanket by noted French contemporary artist, Antoine de la Boulaye (signed LR)

Art Sz: 25"H x 19"W

Frame Sz: 31"H x 25"W

w/ Hermes orange felt trim in gilt frame

Antoine de La Boulaye (b.1951-) is today the most revered horse painter in France.

His career spans three decades, starting with his education at the Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques of the Academie Julian in Paris. He quickly established himself as a talented horse painter, and started exhibiting regularly at the Cymaise Gallery in Paris. A prestigious list of venues opened their doors to him, from the Chantilly Grand Stables to the Museums of Nantes and Beziers, the French Institute in Seville, and many leading French galleries, including exhibitions at the FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) in Paris. His fame travelled abroad, and he has also had solo exhibitions in Switzerland, Belgium, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His official recognition, however, came in 1984, when he was commissioned by the President of France to paint two paintings offered as a gift to Her Majesty the Queen during the President’s visit to the United Kingdom.