Maquette for 'Duncan's Horses'

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A plaster cast of the group was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1892 and at the Crystal Palace, where it remained until fire destroyed the building in 1936. When Jones gave it to the RVC, plans were made to cast it in bronze but Jones's death and the War foiled those plans. It was later decided to coat the work in fibreglass and polyester resin to preserve it but this method of conservation did not work. In 1982 it was determined to save the piece and it was temporarily restored and the next year a fund drive was launched to raise £30,000 to make the bronze casting. Dean Robert R. Marshak was active in saving the Jones sculpture. Jones was commissioned to produce the 'Peace Quadriga' atop the Wellington Arch.

Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire

Hatfield

Title

Maquette for 'Duncan's Horses'

Date

1892 & 1983

Medium

bronze

Accession number

PCF5

Acquisition method

presented by Professor Lance Lanyon of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Work type

Equestrian

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