Marching Horse

Adriaen de Vries

Adriaen de Vries - Marching Horse
This fully signed and dated work probably comes from the Kunstkammer of Emperor Rudolf II. Its composition found inspiration in Giambologna’s bronze horses, known from a number of versions differing in details and sizes only. The type of the freely walking horse with a vividly modelled mane corresponds to the concept of the equestrian monument of Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici, executed in Giambologna’s studio between 1587 and 1594 for Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
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measurements: height 53,5 cm
material: bronze with the original dark varnish and golden-brown patina
technique: sculpture
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inventory number: P 4605
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters