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A French bronze study entitled 'Cheval demi-sang, tete levee, reduction' (Half-blood horse, head raised, reduction)
A French bronze study entitled 'Cheval demi-sang, tete levee, reduction' (Half-blood horse, head raised, 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 levee, reduction' (Half-blood horse, head raised, reduction)
Cast from a model by Antoine-Louis Barye, Mid-19th Century
Signed BARYE, stamped BARYE and numbered 16
5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm.) high
Literature
Poletti & Richarme, 2000, no. A125(2), p. 261.

Lot Essay

Although its title and size specification imply that the present lot is merely a smaller version of Barye's 10½-inch model of the same name, Cheval demi-sang, tête levée, réduction actually differs quite significantly from its larger namesake. It seems likely the model is that which was first offered in Besse's 1844 catalogue as Petit cheval. The bronze modèle for the work was acquired at the Atelier sale by Goupil, subsequently edited by Barbedienne until the mid-1920s and, later in the collection of Eduardo Guinle (d. 1941), was sold in these rooms, 25 April 2003, lot 33 ($16,730).

Another cast of this model was sold in these rooms 28 October 2003, lot 232 ($8,365).
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