Lot 210
  • 210

After a model by Giambologna

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Description

  • Giambologna
  • a gilt bronze horse
  • horse: 23.5cm., 9¼in.
    base: 14.4cm., 5¾in.
pacing with plaited tail, gilding worn in part, on later wood base with simulated red marble panels

Catalogue Note

This well-known model of a pacing horse is similar in composition to the equestrian monument to Cosimo I and was repeatedly cast through the centuries. A lifetime cast from the George Salting bequest is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A.148-1910).

RELATED LITERATURE
Giambologna 1529-1608: Sculptor to the Medici, Exh.cat., Arts Council of Great Britain, 1978, no.151, p.174

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