French Sculpture Census

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FRATIN, Christophe
Metz, Moselle 1801 - Le Raincy, Seine-Saint-Denis 1864

Exécutant: Daubrée, Alfred

Cheval cabré
Prancing Stallion

millieu du 19e siècle
bronze

statue(tte) équestre
19 x 23.5 x 7.6
estampé sur la base : FRATIN
marque du fondeur sur le côté de la base : DAUBREE
trois étiquettes sous la base :
(1) Fratin, Christophe / Prancing Stallion / Bronze 7 1/2; L9
(2) Fratin, Christophe 2670 / Prancing Stallion / PM 3023
(3) PM 3023

N° d'inv. : 99.121
Credit Line : Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

www.vmfa.state.va.us

Historique

  • 1999, collection de M. et Mme Paul Mellon

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, accessed August 6, 2018

Exposition

  • 2002 Richmond
    Gone Away: Gifts from the Estate of Paul Mellon, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mellon Gallery, February 6-September 29, 2002

Commentaire



Museum's website, August 6, 2018:
Fratin was a disciple of the great French Romantic artist Théodore Géricault, which might explain his broad, free, and painterly handling of the bronze.
See also about Fratin's bronzes cast by founder Alfred Daubrée: http://www.damiencolcombet.com/archive/2012/03/20/la-valeur-d-un-bronze-44-le-singe-au-panier-de-fratin.html.