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AN ITALIAN EQUESTRIAN BRONZE GROUP OF CARLO EMANUELE I, DUKE OF SAVOY (1562-1630) ON HORSEBACK
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AN ITALIAN EQUESTRIAN BRONZE GROUP OF CARLO EMANUELE I, DUKE OF SAVOY (1562-1630) ON HORSEBACK

AFTER THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO SUSINI, 18TH 19TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN EQUESTRIAN BRONZE GROUP OF CARLO EMANUELE I, DUKE OF SAVOY (1562-1630) ON HORSEBACK
AFTER THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO SUSINI, 18TH 19TH CENTURY
The sitter seated on his horse which has one leg raised above a shaped carved marble pedestal
24 in. (61 cm.) high
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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
C. Avery, A. Radcliffe and M. Leithe-Jasper, eds., Giambologna (1529-1608) - ein Wendepunkt der Europaischen Plastik, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 2 December 1978 - 28 January 1979, no. 161a.

Carlo Emanuele I (1562-1630), known as Il Grande, was the only son of Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Savoy and Marguerite, daughter of Francois I, King of France. He married his first cousin Caterina Micaela (1567-1597), younger daughter of Felipe II, King of Spain and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henri II, King of France and had issue.

The present bronze is a slightly reduced version of a bronze which was in the collection of the Landgraves of Kassel-Hessen, and was identified by Manfred Leithe-Jasper as a portrait of Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy (see Avery, et al, loc. cit.). Considering the slight discrepancy in size, it is possible that the bronze offered here was actually cast from the Hessen bronze. It may be that the Hessen bronze was originally commissioned from Susini by the Savoy family, and then given to the Landgraves at a later date. The Savoys could conceivably have cast this bronze as a replacement for the one which then went to Hessen.
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