pair of mid c19th french bronze reduction sculptures of the marly horses

Pair of mid C19th French bronze reduction sculptures of ‘The Marly Horses’


Price

£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR


Item Ref

ML 205

Description

Pair of mid C19th French bronze reduction sculptures of ‘The Marly Horses’ .
Well-cast pair of bronzes after the original marble sculpted groups by Guillaume Coustou in 1743 , showing dramatically rearing stallions restrained by their attendant grooms . The original pair carved in Carrara marble , were commissioned by King Louis XV of France for the trough or horse pond , at the entrance to the grounds of his Chateau de Marly . The originals now exhibited at the Louvre Museum, Paris .
This fine pair of bronze reductions convey the power and presence of the originals , have a good original surface and patina, with only minor highlights caused from historic handling and gentle cleaning . Raised on ovoid naturalistically-modelled bases each with cast foliage to the foreground.
In excellent condition with only minor faults in the attachment of the reins to the stallion heads .
H 12”
W 10”
D 4”
France c.1860
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Internal Ref: ML 205


Dimensions

Height = 30 cm (12")
Width = 25 cm (10")
Depth = 10 cm (4")



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