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Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (1536-1611), French, circa 1600
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PACING STALLION
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (1536-1611), French, circa 1600
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PACING STALLION
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (1536-1611), French, circa 1600
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PACING STALLION

Provenance

Private, collection, United Kingdom, acquired in the 1980's.

Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Radcliffe, N. Penny, The Robert H. Smith Collection. Art of the Renaissance 1500-1650, London, 2004;
C. Avery, M. Hall, Giambologna: An Exhibition of Sculpture by the Master and his Followers from the Collection of Michael Hall, Miami-Dade College Museum of Art, Freedom Tower, 2010.

Catalogue Note

This horse derives from Giambologna's model for his equestrian monument to Cosimo I. Only a few casts are known, all of small size of slightly variable height (15 to 16 cm). Even though long regarded as Florentine circa 1600, this model is now attributed to Barthélemy Prieur. Two other bronze casts, one in the Bargello Museum in Florence, the other from the Robert H. Smith collection in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, have clipped untextured manes comparable to the present bronze. Another cast, with a more free-flowing mane, was formerly in the collection of Michael Hall (Christie's, New York, 11 June 2010, lot 169).

The present bronze perfectly illustrates the majestic motion of a pacing horse. Its anatomy is accurately described, in a realistic manner, particularly in his swollen veins, the details of the horse's shoes, the folds of skin visible on his arched neck and his bent hock.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris