Rouen, Seine-Maritime 1791 - Paris 1824

Maker: Valsuani, C.

Cheval écorché III

Flayed Horse III

model c. 1820/1824, cast 1959-1960



Dimensions (HxWxD): 9 18 x 8 916 x 4 916 in.

incised after casting on self-base, next to right rear hoof: 7/15; foundry stamp impressed into the foundry model on rear edge of self-base: CIRE / C. VALSUANI / PERDUE

Acc. No.: 1980.44.9

Credit Line: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


  • 1960, 25 October, London, Alex Reid & Lefèvre Ltd. (purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia)
  • 1980, Gift to NGA


  • Museum's website, 25 April 2012
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 97, repr.
  • 2000 NGA Washington
    Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman, European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue,Washington, D.C., 2000, p.263-264, repr.


  • 1960 London
    XIX and XX Century French Paintings and Drawings, London, The Lefevre Gallery, 1960, no. 38

    1974 Washington
    Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, 1974, unnumbered checklist