Operated from 1915-1943 Oil on canvas 27 ½ x 39 ½ inches Framed size 35 ½ x 47 ¼ inches Monogrammed & label verso
Elie de le Moriniere was a painter of sporting subjects and animals. She was a member of the Society of Painters and Sculptures of Horses and exhibited in the Art Section of the Equestrian competition. Elie specialized in painting the world of the horse, the races and people of that world, including portraits of famous horses and was known for her portraits of the winners of the great classic horse races.Her best-known works are the 1928 Diana Prize and Jockey Club Prize, The Finish. Her early career shows a great talent for painting views of Paris in the Impressionistic style.As a young artist she witnessed the huge turmoil of the First World War and this very rare piece, gives a most atmospheric impression of the devastation of trench warfare.
Very little else is known about this artist and she died in 1954.
Bibl: Dictionary of Equestrian Painters by Sally Mitchell;Dictionary of Sporting Artists 1650-1990 by Mary Ann Wingfield; Benezit