Pierre Lenordez (French, 1815-1892)
AT FULL SPEED
Bronze, 20” x 22” x 10”
$6,000. – 8,000.
Lenordez’s bronze At Full Speed is mounted on a large decorative base, its top depicting the racecourse surface, while its four sides show bas reliefs of other related racing scenes, including racehorses and jockeys at the finish, trotters and drivers at the finish, and those of mares and foals at pasture. This model was cast by Victor Boyer (French, fl. 1828-1887), who was a founder renowned for producing a limited number of bronzes of the highest quality. He is known to have collaborated with only two of “Les Animaliers”: Pierre Lenordez and Paul Gayrard. As Boyer’s name occasionally appears on its own on some models it is thought that he was also a sculptor.