13 April 2011
A Bronze Group of a Bogatyr (Ilya Muromets)
Cast by Chopin after the model by Evgenii Lanceray, late 19th century
On a rectangular naturalistic base with canted corners, cast as a mounted warrior wearing a helmet and chain mail and carrying a banner, sword and bow, his axe hanging at his side, signed on base in Cyrillic and dated 'E. LANSERE 1885', with the Cyrillic foundry mark 'F. CHOPIN.'
30¼ in. (76.8 cm.) high
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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. 163-64, illustrated.
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