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A Majestic Horse by Antonio Susini

Published on , by Philippe Dufour
Auction on 15 June 2024 - 14:00 (CEST) - Domaines Bunan, 338 bis, chemin de Fontanieu - 83740 La Cadière d’Azur

This bronze celebrates a complex figure of parade horsemanship, and is a testament to the Florentine sculptor's immense talent.

Antonio Susini (1558-1624), first quarter of the 17th century, Cheval au passage,... A Majestic Horse by Antonio Susini

Antonio Susini (1558-1624), first quarter of the 17th century, Cheval au passage, bronze statuette, 30 x 21 cm/11.8 x 8.26 in, on blackened wood base.
Estimate: €450,000/550,000

Raising the front leg on one side at the same time as the opposite hind leg, this powerful bronze horse appears to be dancing. In reality, it is executing a passage, a sophisticated “air” movement consisting of a stylized trot, in which the animal moves “diagonally”... Since the Renaissance , this very elegant movement, the result of extensive equine training, has been the prerogative of the European courts. It was also a great source of inspiration for the great sculptors of the time, such…
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Saturday 15 June 2024 - 14:00 (CEST)
Domaines Bunan, 338 bis, chemin de Fontanieu - 83740 La Cadière d’Azur
Maison des enchères Judiciaire