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Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962)
Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962)
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Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962)

Percheron Mare: Messaline and Foal

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Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962)
Percheron Mare: Messaline and Foal
inscribed 'PERCHERONS' and 'FIRST LA MORTAGNE SHOW · MCMXVII MCMXVIII MCMXIX · FIRST SHOW OF THE ROYAL COUNTIES/AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY MCMXX · FIRST AND GROUP PRIZE AT THE SHOW OF THE NORFOLK/AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY MCMXX · FIRST AT THE SHOW OF THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL/SOCIETY OF ENGLAND MCMXX · FIRST MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH MCMXX · FIRST AND CHAMPION/AT THE SHOW OF THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND MCMXXI MCMXXII' and 'HASELTINE/MCMXXV' and 'MESSALINE · FOALED MCMXII · SIRE DOUVREUR-EX-COUVREUR · DAM/PAQUERETTE · BRED IN FRANCE AND THE PROPERTY OF MRS · ROBERT/EMMET · THE GREYLING STUD · MORETON MORRELL · WARWICKSHIRE' (along the base)
bronze with greenish-brown patina and stone
21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) high
Modeled circa 1922-24; cast in 1925.
Provenance
The artist.
Mrs. Robert Emmet, acquired from the above, 1925.
Evelyn Violet Elizabeth Emmet, Baroness Emmet of Amberley, Amberly Castle, Sussex, England, daughter-in-law of the above, by descent.
The Hon. David Emmet, Maldonado, Uruguay, by descent.
Christie's, New York, 4 December 1992, lot 116, sold by the above.
Private collection, acquired from the above.
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1999.
Literature
Herbert Haseltine to Preston Remington, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 1, 1933, Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives.
Field Museum of Natural History, Sculptures by Herbert Haseltine of Champion Domestic Animals of Great Britain, exhibition catalogue, Chicago, Illinois, 1934, n.p., nos. 5 and 6, another example illustrated.
J. Conner, J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, p. 48, 52, another example referenced.
M. Cormack, Champion Animals: Sculptures by Herbert Haseltine, Richmond, Virginia, 1996, pp. 36-41, another example illustrated.
T. Tolles, ed., American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 2, New York, 2001, pp. 612-13, another example illustrated.
Exhibited
Venice, Italy, Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Della Città di Venezia, 1926.
London, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Herbert Haseltine: Exhibition of Sculpture, July 10-August 9, 1930, n.p., no. 4, illustrated.

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Lot Essay


The horses Rhum (Lot 30) and Messaline belonged to Mrs. Louise Emmett, who commissioned the present sculptures from Haseltine directly. Haseltine recalled, "I visited the Emmets again to do more work on the Percherons; later Mrs. Emmet gave me an order for the Rhum and Messaline with Foal group; these were cast by the sand process by Rudier with a green patina and similar ornamentations like the previous bronzes." (as quoted in M. Cormack, Champion Animals: Sculptures by Herbert Haseltine, Richmond, Virginia, 1996, p. 41)

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