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Cheval faisant une descente de main: M.5-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Cheval faisant une descente de main
Translated as: Horse with head lowered
(Horse with head lowered)


Sculptor: Degas, Edgar
Founder: Hébrard, Adrien-A.




Bronze. Standing horse, lowering its head towards its right front foot; left front leg and right rear leg raised from the ground


History note: Reid & Lefevre, London, 1950; Andrew S.F. Gow, Trinity College, by whom bequeathed through the National Art Collections Fund

Legal notes

From the collection of Andrew Gow, presented by the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.3 cm
Height: 18.1 cm
Length: 28 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978) by Gow, A. S. F.


20th Century, Early
Circa 1919 CE - 1921 CE


After Edgar Degas (Rewald No. XII). The original model executed most probably 1865-1881, or 1881-90. Cast 1919-21 by A.A. Hébrard.


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Degas
  • Method of creation: Incised (in original)
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 22/E
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: relief in a square frame

  • Type: Foundry mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1978
Primary reference Number: 13702
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1978
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 February 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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