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Important patinated bronze sculpture representing King Louis XIV (1638-1715) as Roman Emperor on a prancing horse, the gilt bronze bridle, the outstretched arm holding the septer, on a large gilt bronze plinth with molded ogee and adorned with a row of ovals, with recesses, resting on a red Campan marble counter-plinth
This equestrian statue is inspired by the design of Charles Lebrun (1619-1690) and uses one of the many models executed by François Girardon (1628-1715) on royal commission, in particular for a monument dedicated to the king which was to be placed in the courtyard. du Louvre, a version of this 19th century bronze is in the National Museum of the Chateau de Versailles and another in Dresden (source; information from Me de Maigret study similar model estimated 4000 / 6000e sold 9000e hf on 26/6/2016)
Our bronze has a nice medal patina, the horse's tail seems to be welded to the original, the gilded bronze terrace shows the wear of time, dimensions; height 60cm length 54cm width 28cm
work from the first half of the 19th century
provenance private collection C.
|Style||Louis XIV style, Regency style (Bronze sculptures of Louis XIV style, Regency style Style)|
|Century||19th century (Bronze sculptures 19th century)|
|Shipping Time||Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days|
|Location||06400, CANNES, France|
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