The Horses Of Marly By Guillaume Coustou (1745) , Charles Crozatier Fondeur

19th century
Other style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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    The Horses of Marly are two sculpted groups representing rearing horses and their grooms by Guillaume Coustou.
    The horses are represented, spirited, reared, their manes disheveled.
    The sculptor has observed a lot from nature, in the rendering of equine anatomy and in the furious expression of horses.
    The Horses of Marly were a great success and announced the infatuation of romantic artists for equestrian subjects.
    Pair of horses with brown shaded patina.
    Signature of the sculptor " COUSTOU " in hollow, on the naturalistic base of the two horses.
    Sculptures dated " 1745 " , reference to the date of creation of the sculptures .
    Mark of the founder " CH. CROZATIER " .
    Old cast iron .
    Period XIX th century .
    Very good state of conservation and patina .

    The Horses of Marly were ordered in 1739, by Louis XV, to the sculptor Guillaume Coustou, to decorate the "Abreuvoir de Marly" located at the entrance of the Park of the Castle of Marly, in order to replace two sculpted groups.
    These, "Mercury on horseback on Pegasus" and the "Renown on horseback on Pegasus", by Antoine Coysevox, had indeed been moved in 1719, in the Tuileries Gardens.
    The models were chosen by the King in 1743, and were installed in Marly in 1745, after only two years of work.
    In 1794, they were transferred to the Place de la Concorde.

    They are restored in 1840, by Louis-Denis Caillouette (1790-1868).
    In 1984, particularly because the parade of armored vehicles on July 14 weakened them, they were replaced by copies in reconstituted marble, made by Michel Bourbon in the workshop of a subsidiary of Bouygues.
    The latter takes advantage of this to ask for the right to make an additional copy, which is placed at the headquarters of Bouygues Construction.

    The originals are kept in the Louvre Museum, in an old courtyard of the Richelieu Wing, transformed into a patio, called "The Marly Court".

    Ref: 83Z25O80YP

    Style Other style (Animal sculptures bronzes of Other style Style)
    Century 19th century (Animal sculptures bronzes 19th century)
    Artist Guillaume Coustou
    Country of origin France
    Width (cm) 49 cm
    Height (cm) 56 cm
    Materials Bronze, Patinated Bronze 
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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