Tue, 29th Sep 2020 14:00

Fine European Works of Art & Clocks

 
  Lot 58
 

A LARGE PAIR OF MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE MODELS OF THE MARLY HORSES AFTER THE MODELS BY GUILLAUME COUSTOU (FRENCH, 1677-1746)

A LARGE PAIR OF MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE MODELS OF THE MARLY HORSES AFTER THE MODELS BY GUILLAUME COUSTOU (FRENCH, 1677-1746) each horse rearing beside a semi-clad male figure, on naturalistic bases, dark brown patination, signed 'COUSTOU', each 54cm high (2)

Coustou's design for the Marly horses reinvented the theme of the colossal Roman marbles in the Piazza Quirinale, Rome. The original full size pair were produced for Louis XVI's royal hunting lodge at Marly/Marley.

Sold for £1,375

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