La Revue nocturne [The Night Review]
28.3 cm x 39.7 cm (11 1/8 in. x 15 5/8 in.)
(Paris, 1804 - 1860, Genoa)
Medium and Support:
Lithograph on chine collé
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1995
With a relatively small range of tone, Raffet describes an immense receding space. The work is largely tonal so that the few hard lines, such as the swords raised in the air, advance toward the viewer. In the foreground, where the contrast is the most intense, the fear in the horses’ eyes is remarkably clear.