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F. Souchal, 'La Collection du Sculpteur Girardon d'après son inventaire après décès', in Gazette des Beaux Arts, LXXXII, 1973, no. 36, pp. 44-45, fig. 45.
Edimburgh, Londres et Vienne, Royal Scottish Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum et Kunsthistorisches Museum, Giambologna (1529-1608) - Sculptor to the Medici, 19 août. 1978 - 28 jan. 1979, no. 153, p. 175.
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A BRONZE MODEL OF A PRANCING HORSE
FRENCH, 17TH CENTURY
On an integral rectangular bronze plinth and later rectangular panelled ebony pedestal; dark reddish brown patina, minor scratches to lacquer
An example of the present composition from the collection of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth was included in the Giambologna exhibition in 1978-79 (loc. cit.). Although suggested as a possible prototype for the rearing horses of Pietro Tacca, this theory has not found widespread acceptance. The present bronze is, however, clearly from a similar artistic milieu.