Large sculpture of a standing horse by Georges Malissard. Bronze. Signed ‘Geo. Malissard’ and dated ‘1926’ on the base.
Finely modeled and chased with great attention to detail. Beautifully patinated leather-brown coloration with a warm, silky finish. In this strong and masculine subject Malissard masterfully captured the confident pose of a powerful animal in his prime. This sculpture has real presence.
Georges Malissard (Anzin, 1877-Neuilly sur Seine, 1942), renowned French sculptor known chiefly for his equestrian portraits. The 1908 Salon des Artistes Francais was the first of many salons, shows, and exhibitions he produced works for during his career, and he was commissioned to sculpt equestrian portraits of key Allied military leaders after World War I, including Marshals Foch, Haig, Pershing, Pétain, Lyautey, Franchet d’Esperey, Gallineni, Fayolle, Joffre and Generals Weygand and Gouraud. He was also commissioned by the French and UK governments to sculpt the large equestrian monuments to Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces on the Western Front, which reside in Cassel, FR and in Lower Grosvenor Gardens in London, UK.
Malissard’s work can be found in many private and public collections, including (in the UK): the Imperial War Museum; the Cavalry Club; the Royal Collection; (in France): Musée de l’Armée; Musée de la Chasse; Musée Nissim de Camondo; Musée des Années Trente; Musée du Cheval de Course (Maison Laffite); Musée de la Vénerie (Senlis); Musée du Trot (Grosbois); and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes.
Height: 44,5 cm
Length: 48 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Weight: 16 KG
Price: 3800 Euros
Sculpture - Bronze Horse by Georges Malissard, circa 1926