Patinated bronze group of a horse drawn chariot by Campaiola

By Campaiola, Tommaso (Italian, fl. early 20th Century)

£5,500

This superb patinated bronze group by the Italian sculptor Tommaso Campaiola depicts with great animism a chariot drawn by four rearing horses.

 

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Description

The patinated bronze group portrays a quadriga, a type of chariot pulled by four horses. The form has a rich artistic tradition, with perhaps the most celebrated example being the Horses of Saint Mark (also known as the Triumphal Quadriga), now in Venice but originally produced during the Classical Roman period. In London, the large bronze group atop Wellington Arch is another prominent example of the type.

The present bronze group depicts a chariot occupied by a single male charioteer, his flowing clothing rippled and thrown about by the intensity of the action. The chariot is pulled by four rearing horses, each of which is superbly rendered in a naturalistic, animated manner. The entire group is set on an integral, naturalistically formed base.

The base is signed ‘Campaiola’.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Campaiola, Tommaso (Italian, fl. early 20th Century)
Country of Origin
Italian
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Animal / Animalier, Equestrian / Horses, Figurative Art
Material
Patinated Bronze
Colour
Brown

Dimensions

Height
48 cm / 18.9 inches
Width
76 cm / 29.9 inches
Depth
53 cm / 20.9 inches

Reference:
007052

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