Antiques & French Decorative Arts from Paris
A famous bronze sculpture representing one of the two horses of the famous group "Les Chevaux de Marly" (Marly's Horses) by Guillaume Coustou. Il is composed by a horse rearing and a groom trying to control it. They rest on an oval naturalistic base. Very beautiful golden coloured patination."Marly Horses" is a sculpted group representing rearing horses and their grooms. The original in Carrara marble, realised between 1743 and 1745 by Guillaume Coustou is at Louvre Museum. The horses were commissioned by Louis XV to decorate the watering place located at the entrance of Marly's castle. In 1794, they were transferred Place de la Concorde. In 1984, because the parade of armored vehicles of July 14 was fragilizing them, they were replaced by copies. Latest works of Guillaume Coustou, Marly's Horses had a great success (many reduced scale replicas) and announced the popularity of the Romantic artists for equestrian subjects, such as Théodore Géricault.Circa :1900Dim: W: 11 in - D: 5,1in - H: 14,6in.Dim: L:28cm, P:13cm, H:37cm.
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