Pacing Horse by Antico

This bronze statuette of a pacing horse derives from one of the four classical bronze horses on the façade of St Mark's in Venice.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
24 x 18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,700 ( Total: £1,700)
Acquired in:
1957
Vendor:
Frank Partridge

The pose of the original is combined with a considerable measure of naturalism in the body and a remarkably sensitive and expressive head. The bronze is probably North Italian rather than Florentine, though in view of the exceptional coherence and compactness of its forms the possibility of a Florentine origin cannot be wholly ruled out.

Provenance

Paul Fischer, Budapest

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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