Horse of Colleoni Bartolomeo- Piazza Colleoni - Item #782
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
21 Inches High
This horse is a reduction of the horse in the Equestrian Statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni. Colleoni was a Condottiero of the Republic of Venice and though the figure is not a portrait of him, it instead represents his character and skills as a military commander. The statue was unfinished at the time of Verrocchio's death in 1488, though he had completed both the clay model of the figure and horse. Verrocchio assigned his pupil Lorenzo di Credi the task of completing the statue in his will, but in 1490 the Venetian state passed the responsibility of completing the monument to Alessandro Leopardi who also designed the base of the monument.
Artist: Andrea del Verrocchio
Museum/Location: Campo di Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice
Origin: Campo di Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice
Time Period: Renaissance circa 1480s