According to the 1949 exhibition catalogue of Lanceray's oeuvre, the original model for this work dates to 1869. Casts were exhibited at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg in 1870, Vienna in 1873, and Moscow in 1949. The composition is also known as 'Koumis' or 'A jealous colt'. For additional information and illustrations of designs for this model, see G. W. Sudbury, Evgueni Alexandrovitch Lanceray, 1848-1886, Favre Lausanne, Paris, 2006, p. 97-98.
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