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    Sale 2771

    The Sculpture Sale

    21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 1048

    CAST BY WOERFFEL FROM THE MODEL BY VASSILI YACOVLEVICH GRACHEV (RUSSIAN, 1831-1905)

    Two cossack horsemen

    Price Realised  

    CAST BY WOERFFEL FROM THE MODEL BY VASSILI YACOVLEVICH GRACHEV (RUSSIAN, 1831-1905)
    Two cossack horsemen
    The naturalistic base signed in Cyrillic LBP. GRACHEV and inscribed with foundry mark FABR. C.F. WOERFFEL ST. PETERSBOURG.
    dark brown patinated bronze
    26 cm. high


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    By repute this bronze was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia to Jonkheer Just de la Paisières, the grandfather of the present owner.

    Russian sculptor Vassili Yacovlevich Grachev (1831-1905) is popularly known for his portrayal of Cossack subjects, who were famed for their self-reliance and military skills.

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