"Eugene Pechaubes, Royal Kimono."
Eugene Pechaubes was born in Pantin June 24, 1890, he died in Paris February 2, 1967. He is a painter specializing in the representation of horses and their riders. He begins by representing soldiers on their horses, then very quickly he turns towards the middle horse, and stages the races and their winners, he knows a great notoriety painting on most of the French racecourses, Auteuil, Saint- Cloud, Chantilly, Deauville, Longchamp, Maisons-Lafitte, etc ... but also the English race fields such as Ascot, Newmarket, Kempton Park ... The breeders order him, he makes the portraits of their most famous winners, he represents them in action, crossing the finish line, trotting or galloping. These representations are alive, the manes and the tails fly in the wind of the fast race, their dresses are shining, and one can guess the extraordinary power of these beautiful animals, their muscles, visible, are contracted in the effort that They produce, The quality of his painting and his talent to paint the winners in full motion make him the favorite portraitist of the breeders. The painting has the inscription "Vincennes Kimono Royal winner of the three - year criterion" at the bottom, it has just been cleaned and re - finished. Signed lower left, oil on panel, 42 cm x 67 cm.