Kipling de Freitas

French Sculpture: Degas - Horse Standing

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This is a gift of art very representative of 19th-century French sculpture, a fine example of French Impressionist statuary reproduced from a 1920 bronze cast created from an original wax modeled about 1881–82 by Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917) the great painter and sculptor. The original wax sculpture is now in the Metropolitan Museum's collection.

Degas was born in Paris to a French father and American mother from New Orleans. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. And in 1873, became a founding member of the Société Anonyme des Artistes (Society of Independent Artists), a group of artists that meant to circumvent the establishment Salon and put on its own exhibitions. The Salon was the name given to the official exhibitions of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Although Degas preferred to be called a ‘realist’, he and others in the group became known as the Impressionists. Their subjects were mostly contemporary women going about their routines.

Hand patinated bonded bronze. 12'' Height x 12.5'' Length x 7'' Width