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Nude Horses

Jerrold Seigel, 3 April 1997

The Plight of Emulation: Ernest Meissonier and French Salon Painting 
by Marc Gotlieb.
Princeton, 264 pp., £33.50, May 1996, 0 691 04374 4
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... of New York’s Metropolitan Museum display his Friedland, 1807 in a prominent place; and now Marc Gotlieb has given us the first serious monograph to be devoted to him. Gotlieb is not out to restore Meissonier’s reputation. As a painter he was certainly talented, but even he suspected that he failed in the ways ...

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