EUGENE LANCERAY (RUSSIAN 1848-1886)Arabic Horse Games
, circa 1884
bronze with dark brown patina
dimensions including base: 68 x 102 cm (26 3/4 x 40 1/8 in.)
signed and marked with F. Chopin foundry mark on base RELATED LITERATURE
For a highly similar variation of this model, called "the largest and most expensive in Lanceray's oeuvre", see: Geoffrey W. Sudbury, Evgueni Alexandrovitch Lanceray, le sculpteur russe du cheval
(Lausanne: Favre, 2006) p. 159, and for its constituent models, pp. 160-161 CONDITION
The work is in overall good age-appropriate condition. Flaking to patina throughout, as apparent in photographs. The "Rich Merchant" figure missing his gun. The tops of two more broken off (included in this sale). Most nuts original and intact, two replaced.
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