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ID number:  BIRBI-48.13
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Fanelli, Francesco (1577-after 1657)
Title / Object name:  A trotting horse with a long mane
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  London
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  Model and Cast: 1630s
Materials:  Bronze
Measurements:  31.1 x 32.5 x 11 cm
Provenance:  Purchased at Sotheby's, 7 October 1948, lot 117, for £135

The model for this fine bronze only recently has been firmly attributed to Francesco Fanelli, a skilful Florentine sculptor who came to London and worked at the court of Charles I. It is undoubtedly strongly influenced by slightly earlier prototypes by the Medici sculptors, Giambologna and Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), to whom this bronze was once ascribed. This proud long-maned Andalusian stallion is typical of Fanelli’s horses, characterised by their small heads and stylized features.

Inscriptions / Translations:  None

Notes:  Base measurements: 3.8 x 30 x 13

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