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A French bronze study entitled 'Cheval demi-sang, tete baissee, reduction' (Half-blood horse, head lowered, reduction)
A French bronze study entitled 'Cheval demi-sang, tete baissee, reduction' (Half-blood horse, head lowered, reduction)

CAST FROM A MODEL BY ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A French bronze study entitled 'Cheval demi-sang, tete baissee, reduction' (Half-blood horse, head lowered, reduction)
Cast from a model by Antoine-Louis Barye, Mid-19th Century
Signed BARYE, stamped BARYE and numbered 9
4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high
Literature
Poletti & Richarme, 2000, no. A124(2), p. 260.

Lot Essay

Although not edited for the first time until a slightly later date (1845), Cheval demi-sang, tête baissée, réduction was clearly conceived as the pendant to Cheval demi-sang, tête levée, réduction (see previous lot). Poletti and Richarme estimate lifetime épreuves to number at least forty. Whilst tête levée was edited posthumously and over a long time period by Barbedienne, the modèle for tête baissée was acquired by Brame, and a far more modest edition cast in 1876.

Another cast of this model was sold in these rooms 28 October 2003, lot 233 ($4,780).
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