A bronze group of the Lion killing the Horse, after Giambologna, 17th Century, Italian.

Black lacquer over dark green patina, 30.5cm wide.

Giambologna (1529-1608)  was a master sculptor who specialised in works featuring complex, intertwined elements. Small bronze reductions of many of his sculptures were prized by connoisseurs such as the 9th Earl of Exeter, who purchased this example in Italy during his first Grand Tour.


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