Bordeaux, Gironde 1827 - Paris 1901
Maker: Peyrol, H.
Le Grand Jockey
Horse and Jockey
Dimensions (HxWxD): 23 1⁄2 x 30 x 9 in.
signed on proper left side of base: I. BONHEUR
stamped on proper right side of base: PEYROL
Acc. No.: 86.75
Credit Line: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Photo credit: Image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- 1986, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. 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.