• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    A Bronze Group of a Troika

    CAST BY CHOPIN AFTER THE MODEL BY EVGENII LANCERAY, DATED 1873

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    A Bronze Group of a Troika
    Cast by Chopin after the model by Evgenii Lanceray, dated 1873
    On an oblong naturalistic base, cast as two men and a child in a troika, the horses startled by two dogs in their path, signed on base in Cyrillic 'E. LANCERE 1873' and with Cyrillic foundry mark 'F. CHOPIN' and Finance Ministry stamp dated 1873
    17 in. (43.2 cm.) long


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    For a discussion of this model, see G. Sudbury, et al., Evgueni Alexandrovich Lanceray: Le Sculpteur Russe du cheval, Paris, 2006, p. 113, illustrated (as 'Troïka sur le départ').

    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART