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News | Published: Tue 29 Nov 2005

ImageEcorche Horse

On Display in Gallery 2
Anonymous loan
Italian, Rome
Attributed to Luigi Valadier (1726; active c.1760-1785)

Bronze, cast and chased, standing on a rectangular black marble base. The horse stands on its left front leg and rear left leg and has its front right and rear left leg raised off the ground. Accompanied by a wooden pedestal, painted to resemble cream marble with grey-black veins. 91.5cm, 36in. high

This horse is one of four known versions of a large bronze