A black patinated cast iron equestrian statuette of Frederick II.

A black patinated cast iron equestrian statuette of Frederick II.

Cast in several pieces and connected via screws. A so-called "Zimmerdenkmal" (domestic monument) on a tall plinth. H 67 cm.
Royal Prussian Iron Foundries, ca. 1826, after a model by Theodor Kalide.

The design for the large scale monument was probably inspired by Daniel Chodowiecki's "Wachtparade" drawing of 1777. In this version, Theodor Kalide has slightly altered the depiction of the horse. The animal in question is here identifyable as the gray Condé, Frederick II's final and surprisingly long-lived horse, which lived from 1766 to 1804. Following its death, the animal was stuffed and displayed in the Hohenzollern Museum in Berlin until its destruction during WWII.

Literature

Cf. Arenhövel, Eisen statt Gold, Berlin 1982, no. 215. This model was cast in Berlin and Gleiwitz in slightly differing versions.

Lot 211 Dα

Estimate:
8.000 € - 10.000 €

Result:
8.804 €