French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
© artiste : public domain

BONHEUR, Isidore-Jules
Bordeaux, Gironde 1827 - Paris 1901

Exécutant: Peyrol, H.

Le Grand Jockey
Horse and Jockey

vers 1860

statue(tte) équestre
59.6 x 76.2 x 22.8
signé sur le côté gauche de la base : I. BONHEUR
estampé sur le côté droit de la base : PEYROL

N° d'inv. : 86.75
Credit Line : Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


  • 1986, collection de M. et Mme Paul Mellon


  • Museum's website, accessed August 3, 2018


  • 2016 Richmond/Middleburg
    The French Horse from Géricault to Picasso: Works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, University of Richmond, March 3-April 25, 2016; Middleburg, VA, The National Sporting Library & Museum, May 6-July 31, 2016


Museum's website, August 3, 2018:
This iconic sculpture conveys the zeal with which the French took up the English fashion for the turf. Isidore-Jules Bonheur was the brother of the much better-known and successful artist Rosa Bonheur, famous for her large canvases and for her adventurous pursuits, which included travelling with Buffalo Bill for a time.