Bronze Statue of a Man Holding a Horse

This is a copy of one of the Cheveaux de Marly, huge statues at the eastern end of the Champs Elysees where it meets the Place de la Concorde, Paris.

They were made for Marly which was a hunting lodge or Rendezvous de Chasse for Louis XIV. They were moved to Paris where they can be seen today.

Each statue is slightly different in its details. They probably depict Alexander the Great taming his famous horse Bucephalus. Classical subjects were central themes in court paintings and tapistries. These statues would have been made as souvenirs of Paris in the Victorian period.

25” (65 cm) height x 20” (51 cm) across

Provenance purchased by Dale Durfee 2002. On loan.