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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 661

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF A HORSE 'CHEVAL PERCHERON'

    CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (1795-1875), SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF A HORSE 'CHEVAL PERCHERON'
    CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (1795-1875), SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Signed BARYE on the base
    40 cm. high


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    A detailed observation of this model of a percheron stallion shows how Barye was directly influenced by Renaissance scuplture, especially that of Bernini and how the simple slightly raised base recalls his romantic spirit. The dramatic content of the model is emphasized by the sense of movement and the strongly visible musculature.
    After 1876, the model was edited by Thiébaut Frères, both in its original size and in a version double the size.

    Another cast is illustrated in C. Payne, Animals in bronze, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 280, fig. H19.

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