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Sculptures by Randolph Caldecott

Horse Fair at le Folguet, Brittany

Horses being ridden and led at le Folguet Horse Fair, Brittany, France, 1876.

This metal bas-relief was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1876.  (Click on it for a larger version.)  The copy of it which is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is terracotta, and may be the original from which metal copies were cast.
This illustration of it is from Henry Blackburn's 1886 biography of Randolph, at page 137.  The favourable comments made about this work are quoted including The Saturday Review relating it to the Parthenon sculptures (the "Elgin marbles") in the British Museum, London, England.  One modern authority on Randolph considers this to be "a pivotal work at the time he was deciding between becoming an artist or continuing as an illustrator".

Crouching cat

For a picture of this sculpture, and the matching illustration in "The House that Jack Built", click here.

Other sculptures

For our list of known sculptures by Randolph Caldecott, click here.
For information on the bronze monkey sculpture, "The Tables Turn'd", some copies of which claim attribution to "Randolf Caldecotte", click here.

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