statue;"two horses"

Falkirk Iron Co
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Bronze of two muscular horses breathing over each other's neck - one mare and one stallion. One of the horse's tails is missing.
The Sculpture was modelled by the well-known French Sculptor Pierre-Jules Mene and first exhibited as a red wax with black patina at the Salon of 1852. The following year a bronze version was exhibited, and in 1855, at the Exposition Universelle. It was originally named Tachiani and Nedjebe, chevaux arabes, later known as L'Accolade. It has become one of his most famous works, and was cast in three sizes, the largest being 17 1/2 by 26 5/8 inches. Later, both the Susse foundry and the Colebrookdale and Falkirk foundries produced the model.
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Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 53cm (L 1' 8 7/8")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 21cm (W 8 1/4")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:H 34cm (H 1' 1 3/8")
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