A SCOTTISH BRONZE GROUP OF ALEXANDER TRAINING BUCEPHALUS
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A SCOTTISH BRONZE GROUP OF ALEXANDER TRAINING BUCEPHALUS

FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE GROUP BY SIR JOHN STEELL AND PROBABLY CAST IN HIS WORKSHOP

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A SCOTTISH BRONZE GROUP OF ALEXANDER TRAINING BUCEPHALUS
FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE GROUP BY SIR JOHN STEELL AND PROBABLY CAST IN HIS WORKSHOP
On a rectangular plinth
19 in. (48.3 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

This model, featuring the youthful Alexander the Great mastering the wild horse of his father Philip, King of Macedonia, was modelled in 1833 by the Rome-trained Edinburgh sculptor Sir John Steell, (d.1891), whose foundery first introduced artistic bronze casting into Scotland. Five years later he received a court appointment as 'sculptor' in Scotland to Queen Victoria. It was not until 1883 that the sculpture was cast as a monumental bronze to stand in St. Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. A bronze reduction of this model by Sir John Steell now in the National Gallery of Scotland was sold from Fettercairn House, Kincardineshire, Sotheby's Sussex, 14th Sepetember 1999, lot 37.

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