3 December 2014
A RUSSIAN PATINATED-BRONZE GROUP OF A TROIKA
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Depicting two horses pulling a bearded man in a sledge, on a polished brass base, indistinctly signed in Cyrillic, with the Berto Foundry stamp, the underside inscribed 'M1417'
10 ¼ in. (27 cm.) high; 26 ½ in. (67.5 cm.) wide; 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) deep
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This group relates closely to a model, with one horse, by the celebrated artist, Vasilii Grachev (1831-1905), whose bronzes representing scenes from Russian daily life were renowned for their sense of movement and action.
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