Paired sculpture "Marly Horses"

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Paired sculpture "Marly Horses"

Paired sculptures “Tamers of horses” or "Marly Horses" 

The marble sculpture group “Tamers of horses” was created in 1740-1745. Guillaume Cousteau Sr. (Guillaume Coustou I, 1677-1746) - a famous French sculptor of the first half of the XVIII century., Who worked on the decoration of the palaces and parks of Versailles, Marly, Tuileries and Trianon. The sculptures were ordered by Louis XV of Carrara marble to decorate the Marly Castle terrace in a suburb of Paris. Satisfied with the tense official images, the royal administration ordered the sculptor figures of nude youths holding back their horses. 

Author: Signature 

Provenance: Photo archive of a private collection. The sculptures were part of a private collection located in the palace of Liechtenstein. 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
Location: Gallery "Antiqon", Brivibas street 52, Riga, Latvia
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