9909 Workshop of Francesco Fanelli (1590-1653)
Bronze Pacing or Ambling Horse.
The right foreleg raised and head tilted to the right, the mane falling entirely to the right side, a well finished cast, lightly patinated with traces of original dark patination, now mounted on a grey marble plinth base.
Italian or English
Mid to late 17th century
Height of bronze: 6.25 ins (16 cms)
Overall height: 10.25 ins (26 cms)
Formerly collection of Michael Jaffé.
One of the most successful models from the Fanelli family workshop, the pacing horse seen here with his mane lying over to the right side, the same model as used for larger mounted groups ie Charles I and Gaspar de Guzman (Olivares).
A very fine cast with clear file marks from finishing work, a very light patination with signs of darker surface in some areas. Now on a 20th century marble base.
From the collection of Prof Michael Jaffe (1923-1997) noted Rubens scholar and Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge between 1973-1990.