Date: 1920s - 1930s
Size: 30 x 16.5 inches
Notes: Poster, set of two, horizontal
Artist: Etienne Marie Lucien (LE RALLIC) (1891–1968)
Gustave Blanchot (also known as Gus Bofa), another aspiring artist, helped Le Rallic discover his artist's name and create his signature. In 1912, he left his pencil and paper to enroll in the military, joining The Cavalry School in Saumur. It was there that he discovered his love of horses, an animal which would figure prominently in his post-war works (the earliest ones being drawings of horses for army publications). It is said that his admiration and respect for the noble beast translated into his drawings of them, which are often highly detailed, dynamic, colourful images.
These two horizontal pochoirs (a stencil technique) are in excellent condition. Unlined, they are beautifully coloured action-packed scenes which would look beautiful framed.