The Marly Horses were commissioned by Louis XV of France sculpted in Carrara marble by Guillaume Coustou in 1743 to 1745, showing two rearing horses with their grooms.
They now sit in the courtyard in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre Museum.
Both statues have a lovely dark brown patination which is shown in all its glory, and they are mounted on ebonised wooden stands.
These high-quality hot cast solid bronze statues were produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
The attention to detail here is remarkable and this truly beautiful pair of bronze statues are sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever placed.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 49 x Width 39 x Depth 20
Height 50 x Width 43 x Depth 20
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 8 inches
Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 8 inches
Our reference: A3555
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