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Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886), A Russian Bronze: A Wealthy Arab Merchant
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886), A Russian Bronze: A Wealthy Arab Merchant
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886), A Russian Bronze: A Wealthy Arab Merchant

depicting a richly dressed Arab merchant astride a horse fitted with expensively decorated saddle and bridle, the merchant brandishing a rifle over his head 


inscribed with signature and with Chopin foundry mark
Height 28 1/2 in.
72.4 cm
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Catalogue Note

In 1883, Evgeny Lanceray, already ill with the tuberculosis that would eventually take his life, traveled to Tunisia both for his health and to make a close study of the local population. The trip proved to be especially productive for his work and he produced a number of sculptures of Northern African riders wearing the distinctive clothing of the region. This figure of a wealthy Arab merchant is actually taken from a larger composition usually entitled Arab Horse Games (see lot 50 in this sale); Lanceray assigned the new title when the figure was cast on its own.  See G.W. Sudbury, Evgueni Alexandrovitch Lanceray, 1848-1886, Lausanne, 2006, pp. 23-24, 159-161.

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