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A Trotting Horse with a Long Mane
A Trotting Horse with a Long Mane
A Trotting Horse with a Long Mane
A Trotting Horse with a Long Mane
A Trotting Horse with a Long Mane
A Trotting Horse with a Long Mane

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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The model for this fine bronze only recently has been firmly attributed to Francesco Fanelli, a skillful Florentine sculptor who came to London and worked at the court of Charles I. It is undoubtedly strongly influenced by slightly earlier prototypes by the Medici sculptors, Giambologna and Pietro Tacca (1577–1640), to whom this bronze was once ascribed. This proud long-maned Andalusian stallion is typical of Fanelli’s horses, characterised by their small heads and stylised features.

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H 31.1 x W 32.5 x D (?) cm

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purchased at Sotheby's, 1948

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