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Equestrian figure

Equestrian figure

17th century

The grace and power of horses made them ideal subjects for painters and sculptors from ancient times. The celebrated Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci made a number of drawings and wax models of rearing horses, which influenced later generations of artists, as in these examples.
Bronze
10 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (25.72 x 25.72 cm)
Overall h.: 15 in.
Purchased from the bequest of Dean Milnor Roberts
67.147.2
Provenance: [J.J. Klejman, New York, until 1967]; purchased by Seattle Art Museum (funds from Milnor Roberts), December 9, 1961
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

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