A pair of gilt bronze horses, attributed to Francesco Fanelli, circa 1640, one after a model by Giambologna.

These were purchased in Italy by the 5th Earl and at Burghley by 1688 when they are recorded in the ‘Dining Roome’ as ‘2 Brasse horses on ebony pedistalls.’  The original by Giambologna of the standing horse is part of a monument to Cosimo I de Medici in the Piazza della SS. Annunziata in Florence.

The rearing stallion is 19cm, 22cm width, 8cm depth, on ebonised base.

The trotting stallion is 16.5cm, 22cm width, 8cm depth, on ebonised base.

REFERENCE: EWA08591 & EWA08592

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