• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 176

    A RUSSIAN BRONZE GROUP OF A HUSSAR

    CAST BY SUSSE FRÈRES FROM THE MODEL BY PIERRE NICOLAS TOURGUENEFF, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A RUSSIAN BRONZE GROUP OF A HUSSAR
    CAST BY SUSSE FRÈRES FROM THE MODEL BY PIERRE NICOLAS TOURGUENEFF, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The base signed 'P. Tourgueneff' and 'Susse. F.er Ed.tr Paris' with foundry stamp
    15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide; 3 in. (7.5 cm.) deep


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    Pierre Tourgueneff (1854-1912) was born to Russian parents in Paris where he studied under the Animalier sculptor Emmanuel Fremiet. Chiefly known for equestrian and military subjects he exhibited at the Salon between 1880 and 1911, he was awarded a 'Grand Prix' at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and received the Légion d'Honneur in 1903. A larger cast of this model sold at Christie's, London, 1 December 2009, lot 145 (£17,500).

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