19th century Bronze Marly horses

19th century Bronze Marly horses
Circa 1880
Fine pair of bronzes known as 'horse tamers' or 'horses restrained by grooms'. After the original by Guillaume Coustou the Elder (1677-1746).
The original pair were commissioned for Chateau de Marly in 1739. Apparently it took two years for the completion of the horses to be installed which was carried out in 1745. Each is made from a solid block of marble.

In 1795 the Chevaux de Marly had been moved to the Place de la Concorde, narrowly escaping the chateau's demolition in the early 19th century. They now reside in the Louvre Museum, Paris, France .

This pair are finely cast and carry great patination. French circa 1880.


13.58 inches
17.72 inches
6.69 inches
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