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Statuette the thoroughbred horse - The Thoroughbred Horse
  • The Thoroughbred Horse
    Haseltine, Herbert, born 1877 - died 1962
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The Thoroughbred Horse

  • Object:

    Statuette the thoroughbred horse

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haseltine, Herbert, born 1877 - died 1962 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, partly gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Davey in memory of her brother, George Henry Davey.

  • Museum number:

    A.198-1969

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze statuette of a horse is part of a larger series of twenty Champion animals. It is the work of Herbert Haseltine whose sculptures used beautiful materials and patinas and were inspired by Egyptian sculptures.

Physical description

Statuette, bronze, partly gilt. The thoroughbred horse, composite type.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Haseltine, Herbert, born 1877 - died 1962 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, partly gilt

Marks and inscriptions

BRITISH CHAMPION ANIMALS, THIRD SET, VII, THE THOROUGHBRED HORSE (COMPOSITE TYPE).

Dimensions

Width: 18 cm, Depth: 7 cm, Height: 20 cm

Object history note

Given by Miss Davey in memory of her brother, George Henry Davey. Miss Davey's gift, A.193 to A.210-196 consists of eighteen objects representing nineteen animals as A.197-1969 represents two. The whole series originally consisted of 20 animals. George Henry Davey, who purchased the Third set of British Champion animals and in whose memory it was given to the Museum, was the Paris representative of Knoedler and Co, the art-dealers, for many years. Herbert Haseltine's idea of the series originated in his modelling of King George V's champion Shire stallion Field Marshall V (exhibited 1921). In June 1925 twenty of the British Champion Animals were shown in Paris at the Galerie Georges Petit. In July and August the same exhibition was held at Knoedler's in London; the titles corresponds with the Museum's set.

Descriptive line

Thoroughbred Horse, Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), American, 1925

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Gilt

Subjects depicted

Horse

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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