The original Marly Horses were commissioned by Louis XV of France, sculpted in Carrara marble, showing two rearing horses with their grooms, by Guillaume Coustou, and made in 1743 and completed in 1745. They now sit in the courtyard of the Richelieu wing of the Louvre Museum.
Both statues have a lovely dark brown patination which is shown in all its glory, and 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.
Purchased from Duke's 25th January 2002, lot 812, purchase price £4080 GBP.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 61 x Width 56 x Depth 30 & Weight 20.4 kg
Height 59 x Width 49 x Depth 24 & Weight 23.55 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot & Weight 45.0 lbs
Height 1 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 9 inches & Weight 51.9 lbs
Our reference: A3576
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