8 May 2009
Comte Henri-Geoffroy de la Planche de Ruillé (1842-1922)
Amazone jument piaffant (Lady riding side-saddle)
on naturalistic base signed and dated 'C de Ruille 1884' and impressed '5'
bronze, rich mid-brown patina
13 in. (33 cm.) high; 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) wide; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) deep
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Comte Geoffroy de Ruillé, as he is more commonly known, exhibited at the Salon between 1842 and 1921. He specialised exclusively in equestrian subjects and was himself a talented horseman.
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