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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

After François Girardon (1628-1715)
French, 19th century
LOUIS XIV ON HORSEBACK
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
240

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

After François Girardon (1628-1715)
French, 19th century
LOUIS XIV ON HORSEBACK
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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After François Girardon (1628-1715)
French, 19th century
LOUIS XIV ON HORSEBACK
bearing the signature Girardon
bronze
height 42  3/4  in. ; 108.59 cm.
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Catalogue Note

This impressive bronze is a reduction of the colossal equestrian statute of Louis XIV by François Girardon, commissioned in 1682 for the Place Louis le Grand, now the Place Vendôme, Paris, and unveiled in 1699. The monument was subsequently destroyed by throngs in 1792 and only one hoof remains, now preserved in the Louvre.

A number of reductions existed in the 17th and 18th centuries, one of which was owned by George IV. The popularity of this model resulted in the production of numerous 19th century reductions as well by Parisian bronziers such as Beurdeley and Henri Dasson.

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