The present lot is one of a pair of bronzes portraying characters from the historical novel Prince Serebryanii by Alexei Tolstoy.
For the original wax model, see L.A. Dementieva, Album of Models by the Sculptor Eugene Lanceray, Moscow, 2011, pp. 60-61, no. 15. For the same model cast in bronze, see G. Sudbury, et al., Evgueni Alexandrovich Lanceray: le sculpteur russe du cheval, Paris, 2006, p. 129. A similar model of the Oprichnik was sold Christie's, London, 29 November 2010, lot 444.