This prancing horse with brown patina is inspired by the bronze equestrian productions of the sculptor Francesco Fanelli.
Born in Florence around 1590, Fanelli would have trained in the entourage of the famous Giambologna, with his collaborators Pietro Francavilla and Pietro Tacca. After a visit to Genoa in 1610, Fanelli moved to London where his equestrian statues met with notable success. Spotted by the royal family, he was appointed sculptor to King Charles I.
When he died, Fanelli's models had great posterity and were distributed throughout Europe until the end of the 17th century. Our work testifies to the taste which was cultivated around these creations.
H. 16 cm.
H. with pedestal : 24 cm.