"P Troubetzkoy, Jockey On Horseback, Signed Bronze, Early 20th Century"Jockey on horseback: brown patina bronze signed Paolo Troubetzkoy. The gait of the horse is very elegant, light.
Old cast, early twentieth century
Lack of reins, crooked whip.
Paul Troubetzkoy a Russian sculptor, son of a Russian diplomat, and an American pianist. He attended sculptor's workshops, traveled to Russia and Paris where he met Rodin. He exhibited for the first time at the Accademia de Brera in 1886 by sending a horse statuette.
He is best known for his portraits of the good society of the first half of the 20th century. His sculptures, representing queens, tsars, presidents, aristocrats, socialites, artists and writers, among whom Leo Tolstoy and George Bernard Shaw were at the time compared to the painted portraits of Giovanni Boldini.
In Milan, in the years 1890-1894, he is the friend of cabinetmaker Carlo Bugatti.
In Italy, again, he participated in projects of monuments and, between 1897 and 1906, he taught in Moscow at the School of Painting and then set up his studio ren region of Paris. He performs the Monument to Alexander III which raises a great controversy. This equestrian statue was inaugurated in 1909, disassembled in 1937, then re-erected in 1990.