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FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE WRAY M. AMOS, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA

Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886), A Monumental Russian Bronze Group: Arabic Horse Games
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 326,500 USD
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FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE WRAY M. AMOS, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA

Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886), A Monumental Russian Bronze Group: Arabic Horse Games
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 326,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886), A Monumental Russian Bronze Group: Arabic Horse Games

depicting four wealthy Arabic horsemen astride rearing horses and brandishing their weapons above them


inscribed with signature and with Shtange foundry mark
Length 40 1/4 in.
102 cm
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Catalogue Note

After returning from a trip to Algeria in 1883, Lanceray wrote to his friend Vyacheslav Rossolovskii that he had just finished sketching a design for a "Grand Arab Fantasia" that would include several of the wealthy Northern African horsemen he had observed during his travels. The final composition, "Arabic Horse Games," was of monumental proportions and appears only rarely on the market.  By family tradition, the offered bronze also has the distinction of having decorated the Smoking Room of the Normandie before it sunk in New York harbor. On this design, see G.W. Sudbury, Evgueni Alexandrovitch Lanceray, 1848-1886, Lausanne, 2006, pp. 159-160.

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