Bronze Marly Horses
Bronze Marly Horses
Bronze Marly Horses
Bronze Marly Horses
Bronze Marly Horses

Bronze "Marly" Horses

c. 1870 France

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These two bronzes are 19th century copies of large marble sculptures representing horses restrained by grooms, commissioned in 1739 for the horse pond in the gardens of the Château de Marly. In 1743, the king chose these models to be exhibited in the Louvre courtyard; they were subsequently installed at Marly in 1745. In 1749, they were moved to Paris on the initiative of the painter David, and placed on high pedestals at the bottom of the Champs-Elysées. They were finally removed to The Louvres in 1984.
As can be seen, they have merited a great deal of attention over the years and are regarded as iconic.
Dimensions
Height 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Width 47.00 cm (18.50 inches)
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