Horse Tamer Sculptures (Pittsburgh)

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Horse Tamers
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Horse Tamer Sculptures (Pittsburgh) is located in Pittsburgh
Horse Tamer Sculptures (Pittsburgh)
Location of The Horse Tamers in Pittsburgh
Location Stanton Avenue entrance to Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°28′30.57″N 79°54′38.69″W / 40.4751583°N 79.9107472°W / 40.4751583; -79.9107472
Built/founded 1900
City designated [1]

The Horse Tamers[2] are a pair of larger-than-life sculptures in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, located at the Stanton Avenue entrance to Highland Park. They are copies after the famous Marly Horses (Chevaux de Marly) (marble, 1739-45), by sculptor Guillaume Coustou the Elder, that flank the entrance to the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The Highland Park sculptures were modeled by sculptor Giuseppe Moretti, and installed in 1900.[3]

Each depicts a youth attempting to control a rearing horse. The bronze sculptures are approximately 15 feet (4.57 m) tall, and stand upon granite bases approximately 11 feet (3.35 m) tall.[4]

The sculptures are on the City of Pittsburgh's list of designated historic landmarks.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  2. ^ Horse Tamers, from Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
  3. ^ http://historicaldilettante.blogspot.com/2012/07/marly-horses-and-pittsburgh-horses.html
  4. ^ Horses, from SIRIS