A pair of gilt bronze horses, attributed to Francesco Fanelli, (1608-1661).

These were purchased in Italy by the 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700) and were at Burghley by 1688 when they were recorded in the Inventory of that date: ‘the Dining Roome’ ‘2 Brasse horses on ebony pedistalls.’
The original by Giambologna of the trotting horse is part of a monument to Cosimo I de Medici in the Piazza della SS. Annunziata in Florence.
The leaping horse is 19cm, 22cm width, 8cm depth, on an ebonised base. The trotting horse is 16.5cm, 22cm width, 8cm depth, on an ebonised base.

REFERENCE: EWA08591 & EWA08592

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