Handsome Bronze Polo Player Galloping Horse Sculpture
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We are sure that there are many lovers of equine bronze statues who will be delighted to find this lovely bronze polo player available for sale at a very reasonable cost. Lovers of Polo will also find it to be of considerable interest.
This is a very fine bronze sculpture which depicts a polo player on his horse and galloping towards the ball at considerable speed. The sculptor has captured the moment in an impressive way - you can almost feel the excitement of chasing that ball on a beautifully bred and highly trained animal.
Cast by the traditional lost wax method and dating from the latter part of the last century, bronze lovers will appreciate the attention to detail on offer here, at a very affordable price.
There is a signature on the base but it is indistinct and we have been unable to identify the artist.
You are encouraged to study closely the gallery of photographs in order to satisfy yourself as to the condition of this lovely piece. We have no hesitation in offering this bronze polo player on horseback in excellent condition. Why not pay us a visit at our London warehouse and showrooms where you can examine this, and many other, fine bronze statues in great detail and ask our experts any questions you may have.
More Information and To View
Bronze equine statues of this quality are always best viewed in person if it is possible to do so. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this lovely bronze horse and rider statue. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other bronze animal statues and other bronze items at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This bronze is a valuable item that requires specialised packing and shipping to its final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship it to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making a purchase so we can discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this gilt bronze picture frame unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return it in its original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 66 x Width 58 x Depth 26 & Weight 18.6 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 10 inches & Weight 41.0 lbs
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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Our reference: 01642