206. Paired sculptures Horses Marley.

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Paired sculptures Horses Marley.

Paired sculptures Horse Tamers or Marley Horses.

Marble sculptural group Horse Tamers was created in 1740-1745. Guillaume Coustou the Elder (Guillaume Coustou I, 1677-1746) - a famous French sculptor of the first half of the 18th century, who worked on the decoration of the palaces and parks of Versailles, Marly, Tuileries and Trianon. The sculptures were commissioned by Louis XV from Carrara marble to decorate the terrace of the castle of Marly in the suburbs of Paris. Fed up with tense official images, the royal administration commissioned the sculptor to depict figures of naked youths restraining rearing horses.

Provenance: Photo archive of a private collection. The sculptures were part of a private collection located in the Liechtenstein Palace. Stadtpalais Wien, Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1945.

Condition: Excellent
Style: Rococo
Country: France
Period: 19th century
Warranty: Seller Warranty
Material: Marble, Bronze
Product sizes: Height - 66cm, Width - 53cm, Depth - 48cm
Location: Gallery "Antiqon", Brivibas street 52, Riga, Latvia
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